Landlords cannot write clauses into tenancy agreements that conflict with the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.
At Harcourts, we take our obligations to tenants seriously and it is important that we help them to understand their responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and also understand what the landlords’ responsibilities are.
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 provides landlords with a new pathway for responding to anti-social behaviour in periodic tenancies. These changes were effective from 11 February 2021.
The topic of the real estate market is always front and centre in New Zealand, but the current level of commentary, like prices, is at record levels!
On Tuesday 23 March 2021, the Government announced it would be implementing a range of integrated measures to accelerate the building of new houses, including freeing up build-ready land and investing in infrastructure.
There has been a lot of media attention on the property management industry as most of the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 came into effect on 11 February 2021. Unfortunately, as with any change, there has been some misinformation circulating.
This change to the Residential Tenancies Act provides clarity on what a minor change is and sets the process for a tenant requesting a minor change, a landlord consenting to the request, and reinstatement at the end of the tenancy.