Changes in Tenancy Laws

Changes in Tenancy Laws

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Did you know that the tenancy laws are changing?

The changes introduced in the newly passed The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 will take effect starting 11 February 2021. The bill is aimed to encourage good-faith relationships in the renting environment and promotes tenants’ ability to assert their legal rights. 

 

11 February 2021: Phase 2

  • Tenants can request changes to the rental property and landlords must not decline if the changes are minor. Landlords must act in response within 21 days.
  • Rental properties must have a rental price listed. Landlords or vendors must not encourage rental bidding.
  • Landlords or their family members must give 63 days’ notice if they plan to occupy the property.
  • Tenants can give a minimum of 28 days notice to end a periodic or fixed-term tenancy.

 

Click below for a Summary of Changes 

https://www.tenancy.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/files/residential-tenancies-amendment-act-2020-factsheet.pdf

 

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