Taranaki Property Investors Association Inc
Code of Ethics
The purpose of this code is to provide a set of values and principles that express standards of ethical and professional behaviour for the guidance of members of the Taranaki Property Investors Association Inc. The code cannot be made binding or enforceable without a rule change to the TPIA constitution.
Members should be fair, honest and sincere in all their business relationships, be they with fellow property investors, tenants or prospective tenants, and suppliers of goods and services. Integrity implies not only honesty but fair dealing and truthfulness and, as far as is practical, avoidance of conflicts of interest.
Members should conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the good reputation of the Federation and the property investors association of which they are a member.
Members should respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of business and abide by the prevailing legislative provisions relating to privacy of information.
Knowledge of Obligations
Members should at all times ensure they are knowledgeable and up to date about the laws and best practices relevant to the owning, managing and renting of property.
Compliance with Legislation
Members should at all times ensure they comply with the laws relating to the owning, managing and renting of property.
Members should ensure that they establish and maintain at all times proper business and accounting records sufficient to be able to distinguish they business activities from their personal financial affairs.
Notwithstanding the obligations of members to comply with any lawful requirements in respect of property, members should always strive to maintain and present property to standards of repair, cleanliness and interior comfort that exceed the minimum requirements of the law.
In any dealings with a tenant, a member should act as a service provider to a client and: