Under Alert Level 1, current restrictions on tenancy terminations will end on June 25. Landlords will be able to give notice to terminate a tenancy under the standard Residential Tenancies Act 1986 provisions. Usual notice periods will apply from the day a notice is given. The Government will extend and increase rent arrears assistance to support people at risk of being evicted due to being unable to pay rent.
“People may have accumulated rent arrears due to a temporary change in their income under the impacts of COVID-19. The Assistance will ensure people who may have built up a rental debt, can stay in their homes while they pay the rental arrears,” said Carmel Sepuloni.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch with one of our team. We will continue to do our best to work with our landlords and tenants to find a suitable solution and outcome for all involved.