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218-1 is a bad bill. Faleshood not needed here.

Background By now we expect 218-1 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill to be fairly bedded in. You’ve got to be living under a rock to not know about it. Information about the Bill is readily available. No major surprises there. Commentaries as to its effects is another story altogether. Some are logical, matter of fact and should go without saying (e.g. you can’t advertise a rental ... read more
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Landlords to become criminals?

This week's question comes from Jessica re the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (paraphrased): I read somewhere that the Bill criminalises certain landlord breaches and that if we make a mistake we will become criminals. Is that true?! Great question Jessica! That said, settle down, NO. The Bill creates this concept of an infringement offence givi... read more
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Let's call a spade a spade

In light of the growing voice against The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 218-1 (2020), which the Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi is the face of, Mr Faafoi said the following, ‘…At the same time, the reforms protect the rights of landlords to terminate a tenancy under a range of justifiable reasons, including where a tenant has engaged in anti-social or illegal be... read more
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Where does National stand on things?

This week's question comes from Barry re the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (paraphrased): What is the National Party’s position on landlords' ability to terminate with no stated reason? What is the timing for the commencement of the new law? The National Party so far has been silent on the Bill's proposal to abolish landlords' right to terminate ten... read more
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The Faafoi announcement: 4 things for landlords to do right now

Yesterday afternoon the government outlined the next phase of its housing agenda which involves overhauling the Residential Tenancies Act once again. While we have come to expect significant changes to the RTA under this government, we consider that which was announced to cause such major disruption to the landlord-tenant dynamic as to further tip the balance of power away from l... read more
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Summary of proposed changes to residential tenancy

On Sunday 17th November the Coalition Government announced a number of proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act in accordance with the Labour Party's election manifesto. APIA Vice President Peter Lewis was present at the announcement and reports on the following substantive elements of the proposal: It is important to note that these proposals will need to be enacted into law... read more
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Kristine King: Unlawful Premises – Moving Past Anderson v FM Custodians

Following a review of the law of residential tenancies in New Zealand, the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) gained Royal Assent on 30 July 2019. This bill, now named the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019 (“the Amendment Act”), came into force on the 27th of August 2019. The Amendment Act greatly impacts on the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenant... read more
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Stephen Hegh: Methamphetamine – where are we now?

The 2019 Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (RTAA) moved things forward… a bit. Landlords can now access the property to test for meth contamination. But the elephant in the room remains: what is the acceptable maximum level of meth presence at a rental property? Standards New Zealand says it is 1.5µg/100cm2, Sir Peter Gluckman says 15µg/100cm2, The Residential Tenancies ... read more
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Sandra has a problem

Sandra has a problem. Sandra and her husband Terry live in a small house down a private right-of-way. They have been there for a few years, and like the location. It is handy to Terry’s work, and Sandra can easily catch the bus to her part-time job as a teacher aide. The neighbouring house on the road frontage is a rental, and some months ago new tenants moved in. Altho... read more
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Will increasing the rent give rise to a mandatory obligation to disclose insurance details

This week's question comes from Peter (paraphrased): In the case of an ongoing periodic tenancy that started before 27th August 2019, does the landlord's obligation to disclose insurance details to tenants become mandatory after a rent increase? To answer this question, we've turned to Kristine King from Duncan King Law. 'Section 13A(F) requires t... read more

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