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Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

This bill makes a range of changes to make the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 fit for modern renting situations in New Zealand by increasing security of tenure for tenants; promoting good-faith relationships in the renting environment; modernising and clarifying the Act to reflect the modern renting market and environment; enhancing powers and tools for the chief executive of the department responsible for the administration of the Act; and supporting tenants' ability to assert their legal rights.

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Bill History

This bill makes a range of changes to make the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 fit for modern renting situations in New Zealand by increasing security of tenure for tenants; promoting good-faith relationships in the renting environment; modernising and clarifying the Act to reflect the modern renting market and environment; enhancing powers and tools for the chief executive of the department responsible for the administration of the Act; and supporting tenants' ability to assert their legal rights.
Member in charge: Hon Kris Faafoi
Type of Bill: Government
Parliament: 52
Bill no: 218-1
Introduction: 17 Feb 2020
First reading: 20 Feb 2020
Referred to: Social Services and Community Committee
Report due: 13 Jul 2020
Submissions due: 25 Mar 2020