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Deregulation of Property Managers

TPA Christchurch has long advocated for all property managers to be subject to strict codes of practice and compliance and belong to a registered body that has the power to monitor and censure. Tenants should be assured that property managers are of good character and act professionally at all times. See: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/5331226/Rental-agency-mayhem See also our comments on our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/tpa.chch

Link to a newsletter on urban development ...

Here is a link to the Centre for Straight Thinking Digest: http://www.rmastudies.org.nz/library/34-centre-digest/521-centre-for-str...

The Press: Appeal to landlords and tenants to work together

Tenants Protection Association manager Helen Gatonyi is featured in The Press today, saying that general maintenance was being neglected in many rental homes, with some landlords or property managers saying they could not get trades people because of the earthquakes. Read the whole article here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/5310848/Appeal-to-landlords-and-te...

NZ Coalition to End Homelessness

The NZ Coalition to End Homelessness will meet in Christchurch on 21 and 22 July 2011. More detailed information to follow. For more information about the Coalition, please go to their website at http://nzceh.onlinegroups.net/

Many things have changed, but some things remain the same

It is now three months since the earthquake and as i sit here thinking about the work that has been done by the organisation a few truths have become evident. So I thought I’d jot them down.


Although the physical landscape of Christchurch changed considerably after the Earthquakes some things remain the same. Before the Earthquakes there was good and bad behaviour from both tenants and landlords. This has not changed, but what has changed is that behaviours of each group have been seen in the extreme and the resulting acts of compassion or acts of unlawfulness have made it a heightened area in which to advocate.

Earthquake Update

The staff of TPA have all safely evacuated our office at 141 Hereford Street.   Our phone and email service is still running, please clearly leave your name and phone number and we will call you as soon as possible.  

To those in the Canterbury region, if your home has been damaged and you are continuing to live in your home, please make sure that it is safe to do so.  

Our deepest concern goes to you all, especially to those who have lost loved ones.   Look after each other and don't ignore yourself - let people know if you need help.   canterburyearthquake.org,nz   Protecting your health in an emergency

If you are a tenant and you have decided to leave your home, please attempt to leave a message with your landlord to let them know.   If they come to visit you and you are not there, or try and contact you and can't, they might believe you are missing - it is important for them to know that you are safe.  


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Tenants Protection Association (ChCh) Inc
Te Tōpū Tiaki-ā-Kainoho
Room 3, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011
Ph.(03) 379-2297

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