Presentations by Senior Sergeant David Plunkett, NZ Police and Kristine King, DK Law
Are you troubled by all the Auckland crime news?
The increase in criminal acts (or at least the media’s coverage of criminal acts) in Auckland has unsettled many of us. As remote property owners and custodians of our tenant’s well-being at the rental property, landlords should have a particular interest in community safety, crime prevention and how criminal acts at the rental property interact with our rights and obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act.
We are grateful to the Police and DK Law for agreeing to this joint presentation to help landlords and tenants explore these vital issues to build cohesiveness, restore community confidence and keep the Auckland rental sector safe.
Crime statistics: is there a material increase in crime (especially violent crime and property-related crime) in Auckland this year, or is it simply a case of an increase in crime reporting by the media;
Crime prevention and awareness: tips on how to stay safe and how to keep the community safe (especially vis-à-vis property crimes or criminal acts at residential properties such as meth and gang activities);
Police process: how does the police generally triage and respond to reported crimes, particularly meth-related activities;
Final thoughts and general tips/take-home messages; and
How acts of crime at the rental property alter or give rise to new obligations for the landlord and/or tenant (scenario-based examples to be explored)