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Thursday <strong>December</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

RAY WHITE PAPANUI NEWS<br />

Ray White Papanui & Little Ray of Giving<br />

Ray White Papanui is extremely proud<br />

to partner with the Christchurch<br />

Kidney Society for our Little Ray of<br />

Giving campaign this Christmas.<br />

The Christchurch Kidney Society<br />

(CKS) was formed in 1973, initially<br />

as the New Zealand Kidney, Dialysis<br />

and Transplant Society. Their aim is<br />

to provide support for Christchurch<br />

patients and families of patients who<br />

are either approaching or have already<br />

reached end-stage renal failure.<br />

This year the Christchurch Kidney Society<br />

would greatly appreciate your donation of:<br />

• Gifts for teenagers<br />

• Gifts for adults<br />

• Gifts for families<br />

• Gifts for children<br />

Please add a wee note on the donation<br />

Privacy Commission Laws & Property Management<br />

The Privacy Commission recently<br />

released guidelines around what<br />

information a landlord can legally<br />

request from a tenant when they are<br />

applying for a rental property and on<br />

the surface this can look like a scary<br />

prospect. However, as in most of the<br />

changes in legislation we come across<br />

in our industry, when you dig a little<br />

deeper and have processes in place, it is<br />

in fact not quite what you first thought.<br />

Discrimination has of course, and<br />

rightly so, never been allowed when<br />

choosing your tenants and this includes<br />

anything from what race, religion,<br />

sexual orientation or anything else<br />

which will of course not actually affect<br />

the tenancy.<br />

The ethos of the new legislation is<br />

essentially that landlords are only<br />

permitted to collect information<br />

needed for a lawful purpose connected<br />

to finding tenants and managing<br />

tenancies.<br />

The major change which has got<br />

landlords up in arms is that we<br />

are no longer allowed to request<br />

employment status at the first part<br />

of the application process. This of<br />

course upset landlords as it does seem<br />

reasonable and not in breach of privacy<br />

or any human rights to ascertain<br />

whether a tenant can pay the rent each<br />

week.<br />

However, as I mentioned when you<br />

Feature Properties<br />

as to who the gift would be appropriate<br />

for so they can make sure it gets to the<br />

right person.<br />

Stuck on ideas?<br />

Something to read, nice toiletries, a<br />

small puzzle or game, a gift card for<br />

Apple or similar, treats (in boxes and<br />

labelled in case of food allergies), toys<br />

for children, crossword, sudoku and<br />

word find books, as well as anything<br />

else you think would be lovely for<br />

someone who is receiving dialysis.<br />

Please deliver your gifts to Ray White<br />

Papanui, Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue,<br />

Papanui (above Black & White Coffee<br />

Cartel).<br />

The last day for gifts to be delivered is<br />

5.30pm, Monday 20 <strong>December</strong> 2<strong>02</strong>1.<br />

Thank you for your kind support.<br />

look further into the legislation and<br />

weigh up when it is reasonable to<br />

collect essential information, at a later<br />

point it can be done. What this means<br />

is that a tenant application process will<br />

become a four step process, as opposed<br />

to collecting all of the information on<br />

the initial application form it will have<br />

to be staggered.<br />

It should look something like this:<br />

Step one – tenant arranges to view the<br />

property. At this stage they can offer<br />

to submit an application, however this<br />

cannot be requested by the landlord.<br />

You can only collect their name and<br />

contact information.<br />

Step two – the tenant completes an<br />

application form with their basic<br />

personal information, i.e. name &<br />

contact information, proof of identity,<br />

whether they are over 18 (but not their<br />

age), contact details for referees and<br />

consent to contact them and how many<br />

people would be living at the property,<br />

plus other details.<br />

Step three - when you vet a shortlist<br />

before deciding who the property will<br />

be offered to. This is where we can ask<br />

questions in regards to affordability of<br />

the rent. This could include a payslip<br />

or letter from an employer or work<br />

and income and evidence of rental<br />

payments from a previous tenancy.<br />

Be careful here however as you are not<br />

allowed to ask for evidence of spending<br />

We know everyone who is a part of the<br />

Christchurch Kidney Society will really<br />

appreciate your support.<br />

The Ray White Papanui Team<br />

habits, bank statements etc.<br />

Step four comes into effect once the<br />

tenant has been offered the property<br />

and you are completing the tenancy<br />

agreement. Now it is permitted to<br />

ask things like vehicle details, an<br />

address for service and other similar<br />

information.<br />

So what is already a thorough due<br />

diligence process can continue, it is<br />

just a longer process. Of course a<br />

tenant is able to provide you with any<br />

information they would like to, we can<br />

just not ask for it!<br />

The Privacy Commission announced<br />

that they are setting up a dedicated<br />

phone line in March 2<strong>02</strong>2 where<br />

tenants can call and report any<br />

breaches of The Privacy Act and The<br />

Human Rights Act and I have a feeling<br />

they may be rather busy given what<br />

I often read in some rental property<br />

advertising.<br />

It is quite a complex process so if you<br />

have any questions to ensure you don’t<br />

get it wrong, please feel free to give<br />

me a call. As I always say, training and<br />

knowledge are the key to successfully<br />

owning an investment property.<br />

Katrina Green,<br />

Operations Manager<br />

Property Management<br />

<strong>02</strong>7 606 0030<br />

Vanessa Golightly<br />

Licensee Agent &<br />

Business Owner<br />

<strong>02</strong>7 664 9292<br />

Stuart Morris<br />

Licensee Agent<br />

& Auctioneer<br />

<strong>02</strong>7 422 6395<br />

Katrina Green<br />

Operations Manager<br />

Property Management<br />

<strong>02</strong>7 606 0030<br />

Richie Eggelton<br />

Licensee Salesperson<br />

<strong>02</strong>1 089 65594<br />

Hasna Ngara<br />

Licensee Salesperson<br />

<strong>02</strong>1 262 4943<br />

Olivia Hendry<br />

Executive Assistant<br />

Claire Morris<br />

Licensee Agent &<br />

Business Owner<br />

<strong>02</strong>7 662 4822<br />

Ben McNab<br />

Licensee Salesperson<br />

& Auctioneer<br />

<strong>02</strong>7 427 7232<br />

Tracy Thomson<br />

Licensee Salesperson<br />

<strong>02</strong>7 440 3035<br />

Maria Paterson<br />

Licensee Salesperson<br />

<strong>02</strong>7 543 4689<br />

Jana Schleehauf<br />

Licensee Salesperson<br />

<strong>02</strong>2 090 1227<br />

Georgia Tuuta<br />

Executive Assistant<br />

5 Edgeware Road,<br />

St Albans<br />

Vanessa Golightly<br />

& Maria Paterson<br />

258 Cranford Street,<br />

St Albans<br />

Vanessa Golightly<br />

& Maria Paterson<br />

23 Haslett Place,<br />

Upper Riccarton<br />

Vanessa Golightly<br />

& Maria Paterson<br />

Lot 107,<br />

152 Dunns Crossing Road,<br />

Rolleston<br />

Vanesa Golightly<br />

& Maria Paterson<br />

Estelle Schuurman<br />

Property Manager<br />

Joy Coughlan<br />

Mortgage Broker<br />

<strong>02</strong>7 223 3572<br />

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui<br />

Phone (03) 352 0567 | rwpapanui.co.nz | /RayWhitePapanui Morris & Co Limited | Licenced REAA 2008

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