30 Mar 2020

Propery managers tell landlords not to give rent holidays

From Checkpoint, 6:10 pm on 30 March 2020

A nationwide property management company is actively discouraging landlords from offering rent holidays to struggling tenants during the Covid-19 shutdown.

On its website and in emails to landlords, Property Brokers says tenants should instead be encouraged to seek government help or offered grocery vouchers or assistance with utilities bills.

That's appalled a renters advocacy group, who says it's far from the 'kind' approach the government is encouraging people to take right now.

Taranaki-Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.