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.
- 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.