DPA made a submission to Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga on their consultation paper on the regulation of residential property managers.

DPA is broadly supportive of the proposals and would like to see the following included:

  1. Discrimination on the grounds of disability explicitly prohibited in the regulations.
  2. Professional development of property managers to include a compulsory disability component.
  3. Property managers expected to be more familiar with the range of living situations of disabled people, knowledgeable of the range of minor property modifications that may be needed, and supportive of such requests.
  4. Provision for disabled tenants to be able to request extra time before property inspections or to be given more notice of upcoming property inspections.

Read the full DPA submission on the regulation of residential property managers (Word Doc)