The Government is supporting New Zealanders to stay in their rental properties with a six month freeze on residential rent increases and increased protection from having their tenancies terminated, says the Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods.

This includes:

  • Immediate freeze on rent increases
  • Tenancies will not be terminated during the lock-down period, unless the parties agree, or in limited circumstances
  • Tenants who had previously given notice can stay in their if they need to stay in the tenancy during the lock-down period
  • Tenants will still be able to terminate their tenancy as normal, if they wish

Tenancy termination measures apply for 3 months, and this may be extended if necessary.

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