Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019

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Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019

Public Act
 
2019 No 37
Date of assent
 
30 July 2019
Commencement
 
see section 2

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act
4Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
5Section 13A amended (Contents of tenancy agreement)
6Section 40 amended (Tenant’s responsibilities)
7Section 45 amended (Landlord’s responsibilities)
8New sections 49A to 49E and cross-heading inserted
49AGeneral principle
49BWhen tenant liable
49CLandlord, not insurer, to benefit from tenant liability for careless damage
49DUnlawful acts related to liability
49EMeaning of premises
9Section 50 amended (Circumstances in which tenancies are terminated)
10Section 51 amended (Termination by notice)
11Section 55 amended (Termination on non-payment of rent, damage, or assault)
12New section 56A inserted (Termination where premises are unlawful residential premises)
56ATermination where premises are unlawful residential premises
13Section 61 amended (Abandonment of premises)
14Section 64 amended (Possession orders)
15Section 66J amended (Other obligations of landlord)
16Section 66K amended (Obligations of tenant)
17Section 77 amended (Jurisdiction of Tribunal)
18Section 78 amended (Orders of Tribunal)
19New section 78A inserted (Orders of Tribunal relating to unlawful residential premises)
78AOrders of Tribunal relating to unlawful residential premises
20Section 108 amended (Enforcement of work orders)
21Section 112 amended (Contempt)
22Section 142 amended (Effect of Property Law Act 2007)
23Schedule 1AA amended
24Schedule 1A amended
25Consequential amendment to Unit Titles Act 2010
26Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
27Section 33 amended (Tenant’s goods not to be seized)
28Section 45 amended (Landlord’s responsibilities)
29New section 45A inserted (Protection from liability for landlord who complies with contaminant regulations)
45AProtection from liability for landlord who complies with contaminant regulations
30Section 48 amended (Landlord’s right of entry)
31Section 50 amended (Circumstances in which tenancies are terminated)
32Section 51 amended (Termination by notice)
33Section 59 amended (Destruction of premises)
34Section 59A amended (Termination where breach renders premises uninhabitable)
35New section 59B inserted (Termination where regulations prescribe testing methods and maximum inhabitable level of contaminant)
59BTermination where regulations prescribe testing methods and maximum inhabitable level of contaminant
36Section 62 amended (Goods left on premises on termination of tenancy)
37Section 62E amended (Responsibility of tenant unaffected)
38Section 62F amended (Protection from liability)
39Section 64 amended (Possession orders)
40Section 66H amended (Landlord’s obligations at start of tenancy)
41Section 66I amended (Landlord’s ongoing obligations)
42New section 66IA inserted (Protection from liability for landlord who complies with contaminant regulations)
66IAProtection from liability for landlord who complies with contaminant regulations
43Section 66J amended (Other obligations of landlord)
44Section 66S amended (Notice of entry)
45Section 77 amended (Jurisdiction of Tribunal)
46Section 78 amended (Orders of Tribunal)
47Section 138C replaced (Powers to make regulations under sections 138A and 138B not limited by other enactments)
138CRegulations in respect of contaminants and contaminated premises
138DPowers to make regulations under sections 138A to 138C not limited by other enactments, etc
48Schedule 1A amended
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: