Property Manager Regulation was promised by the Labour Party during the 2020 election campaign. Since then Housing and Urban Development has been working to create a discussion document, the first step towards regulating property managers.
The countdown to property manager regulation has already started, but there’s a long road ahead of us. Right now is the best time to provide feedback. There’s nothing set in stone yet which means we can share our vision for the ideal Property Manager Regulation.
Where does Renters United stand?
We’ve read over the discussion document, but we still have a lot more talking to do. Renters United will be releasing it’s draft submission on the 4th of April for members to provide feedback.
What do we know already?
- All property managers should be regulated, that includes private landlords that manage their own property. If we want a fair rental market property managers need to be held to a high standard, and private landlords aren’t any exception.
- The disputes and complaints tribunal needs to be more accessible than the Tenancy Tribunal. Making a complaint shouldn’t cost money, and renters should be able to be represented by an advocate if they choose to. If we want to hold property managers accountable the process to do so must be accessible.
- We can’t design or operate a system intended to uphold the rights of renters if they’re not included in it’s design and implementation. Renters should be represented on both the disciplinary committee and the body that implements the regulations.
- And much more…
Our draft submission is now available for reading here. If you’re a renter and you have some feedback you can let us know what you think here.
How can you have your say?
You don’t have to wait for the Renters United submission to have your say, you can do it right now! We’ve created a quick submit that you can use to have your say in under 5 minutes. All you have to do is tick the sentences that you agree with and the submission tool will do the rest!
Make a custom submission in 15 minutes
If you want to make a custom submission on the Housing and Urban Development website you can use this guide to help curate your response. To get started follow the steps “Make a submission using the online HUD tool”
Want to make your own submission? Follow the steps “Submit by emailing a pdf to Housing and Urban Development” to write your own long form submission and send it through to them.
Making a longer submission
If you feel like you have a lot to say that doesn’t all fit into the online submission tool then you might want to write your own custom submission. We’ve created a handy guide to help curate your response. To get started follow the steps “Submit by emailing a pdf to Housing and Urban Development”.
If you get halfway through and feel like it’s taking a bit long try following the instructions “Make a submission using the online HUD tool”
Are you part of a group or organisation that might want to host a submission party, share this with your members, or just get the word out? Get in touch with us and we can share a submission toolkit with you!
All renters deserve regulation that upholds their rights!
If we want to secure regulation that upholds the rights of renters we need as many people as possible to have their say! Now is the best time to make a submission since nothing is set in stone.
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How can other organisations get involved?
Renters United is also leading a community submission on the Property Manager Regulation Discussion Document. This submission will focus on the values that community organisations want to see embedded in the Property Manager Regulatory Framework. If your organisation wants to add their name to the submission get in touch with us!
Are you part of a group or organisation that might want to host a submission party, share this with your members, or just get the word out? Get in touch with us and we can share a submission toolkit with your organisation!