A warning to check properties has been issued to all landlords who own more than 600,000 residences throughout New Zealand.

The Property Investors Federation has issued advice to the investors after the District Court overturned a Tenancy Tribunal ruling on repaying rent at a Dunedin property.

Andrew King, federation executive officer, said today his organisation would meet new housing minister Phil Twyford next week to discuss the legal issue, with the hope of an amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act.

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