Rent Restriction Extension Act 1931

as at 10 May 1932

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Rent Restriction Extension Act 1931

Public Act1931 No 11
Date of assent31 July 1931
Commencement31 July 1931


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Treasury.

An Act to extend the scope and duration of the law relating to the restriction of rent

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Rent Restriction Extension Act 1931.

2 Special provisions as to application of rent restriction legislation to dwelling houses in Hawke's Bay earthquake area
  • (1) This section shall apply to every dwelling house or part thereof let as a separate dwelling, which (being situated within the earthquake area as defined by the Hawke's Bay Earthquake Act 1931) was let on 3 February 1931, or has been let at any time since that date, at a rental not exceeding the sum of 104 pounds per annum.

    (2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Part 1 of the War Legislation Amendment Act 1916 or in any enactment amending the same, application may be made to a Stipendiary Magistrate by or on behalf of the tenant of any dwelling house or part of a dwelling house to which this section applies, for an order declaring that the said enactments shall be applied to such dwelling house or such part thereof, as the case may be.

    (3) On the hearing of any such application the Magistrate shall proceed in the same manner in all respects as if the application were an application made under section 4 of the Rent Restriction Act 1926, and the provisions of subsections (4), (5), and (6) of that section shall, with the necessary modifications, apply in the case of applications under this section in the same manner as to applications made under the said section 4:

    provided that no order made for the purposes of this section shall be made retrospective to any date earlier than 3 February 1931.

    (4) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the application of the next succeeding section, or of the enactments therein referred to.

    (5) Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

3 Extension of duration of law as to restriction of rent until 1 August 1932
  • (1) Part 1 of the War Legislation Amendment Act 1916 and the several amendments thereof, in so far as those enactments are in force on the passing of this Act, shall continue in force until 31 October 1932, and shall then be deemed to be repealed.

    (2) Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

    Section 3(1): amended, on 10 May 1932, by section 68 of the Finance Act 1932 (1932 No 11).


  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)

1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Rent Restriction Extension Act 1931. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 10 May 1932, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)