(1) This section applies to owners of units who lease or license their unit, and who are absent from New Zealand for longer than 3 consecutive weeks.
(2) An owner of a unit to whom this section applies must—
(a) appoint a person in New Zealand to act as his or her agent unless the lease is in respect of a residential tenancy under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and an agent has already been appointed under that Act; and
(b) advise the body corporate of the agent’s name, address for service, and contact details.
(3) A person appointed as an agent under subsection (2) or the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 has the power to enforce the body corporate operational rules.
(4) If an owner of a unit does not appoint an agent or the agent fails or refuses to enforce the body corporate operational rules, the body corporate may enforce those rules.