NZ Tenancy Legislation Update - Rent Freeze & Terminations (Covid-19)

The New Zealand Government, Ministery of Housing and Urban Development, has pushed through new legislation that freezes rent increases and prevents tenancy terminations during Covid-19.

On Monday 23 March the Government announced a freeze to residential rent increases and greater protections for tenants against having their tenancies terminated. This has been applied as law through the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act.

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