Peter Wolfkamp: Are the new tenancy rules fair?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 8 Aug 2020, 5:30PM
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Peter Wolfkamp: Are the new tenancy rules fair?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 8 Aug 2020, 5:30PM

A bill that increases security and stability for tenants has passed its final reading in Parliament tonight.

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill removes rental bidding and changes the period for rental increases to 12 months.

The most significant change when it becomes law will see so-called 'no cause' evictions disappear.

At the moment landlords can give a 90-day eviction notice to tenants on open-ended tenancies without stating why.

Under the new law, the landlord would have to apply to the Tenancy Tribunal with three examples of anti-social behaviour over three months.

It also allows victims of family violence to end a tenancy with two days' notice.

Newstalk ZB “Resident Builder” Peter Wolfkamp joins The OneRoof Radio Show to talk about the new law.

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