Terms of use

Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully. In using the www.housingstars.co.nz website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions from your first use.

If you do not agree, please do not enter this website.

1. Use

In consideration of housingstars.co.nz ('STARS') granting access to the website ('the Site'), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

2. Communications

You agree to STARS communicating with me on matters related to my registration and property, via any of the contact details you have provided, through STARS or otherwise.

3.  Ownership Intellectual Property

The content of the Site, its design, text, graphics, illustrations and images are unless otherwise stated copyright of STARS. Unauthorised use is strictly prohibited. All title to, ownership of and intellectual property rights in the Site are owned by STARS. No licence is granted or rights given in any way to users of the Site.

4. Reproduction

The content of the Site may not be copied, reproduced or distributed in any form, in whole or in part, without written permission from STARS.  Note that Listing Agents may use the STARS ratings on their websites pursuant to information elsewhere notified.

5. Accuracy of information and limitation of liability

STARS has taken reasonable care that the content of this website, including the information and property information, is correct on the basis of the most current information available to it. STARS publishes such information in good faith.

As user you acknowledge and accept that: STARS cannot and has not checked the accuracy of information provided by accommodation providers such as landlords and letting agents (‘Landlords’); this information may include errors; and while Landlords are requested and encouraged to provide correct information, and correct and update their information regularly and as needed, STARS will not be responsible for errors, omissions or misleading information in property information and ratings. To the maximum extent permitted by law, STARS will not be liable to you under any circumstances for any loss or damage arising from the use of, or reliance on the Site or the information it contains.

6. Exclusion of Liability

In no event shall STARS nor its employees be liable for any damage whatsoever including direct, indirect, consequential, financial loss or special damages by you or any third party, even if STARS or its employees or suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. STARS shall have no liability for any personal injury to or death of you or any third party unless caused directly by a negligent act or omission on the part of STARS.

7.  Users’ responsibility

You agree to allow your property to be inspected by the STARS audit team and this will be done in agreement with your tenants as per the Residential Tenancy Act.

8. Our rights

STARS reserves the right to vary and amend the contents of the Site (or any part of it) at its discretion and without notice and excludes any resulting liability. We retain the right and discretion to edit, delete, reject or remove any false misleading or offensive data including images.

We retain the right and discretion to terminate your access to STARS if we believe you are abusing the services in any way, or have breached these terms and conditions.

You consent to our collecting and storing your email and IP address for security purposes.

9.  Law of New Zealand

These terms and conditions shall be construed and applied in accordance with the laws of New Zealand, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand Courts to determine any matter or dispute which arises under these terms and conditions in accordance with the laws of New Zealand.