Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Bill

  • enacted

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the Social Services Committee




1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act with effect from day after Royal assent

4 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

5 Part 5 heading replaced

6 Section 42 amended (Interpretation)

6A Section 43 amended

7 Section 45 amended (Changes in rent)

8 Section 52 amended (Estimating weekly income)

9 Section 53 amended (Regulations for purposes of calculation mechanism)

10 Cross-heading above section 56 replaced

10A New section 56A inserted (Application of sections 56 to 57AE)

11 Section 56 replaced (Tenant’s duty to advise changes of circumstances)

12 New sections 57AA to 57AE and cross-heading inserted

13 Section 58 replaced (Investigation of applications, etc)

14 Sections 59 to 62 and cross-heading replaced

14A Section 63 (Regulations for purposes other than calculation mechanism)

15 Section 64 replaced (Delegation of powers under this Part)

16 New sections 65AA to 65AP and cross-headings inserted

Part 2
Amendments to principal Act with effect from day appointed by Order in Council

17 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

18 New section 3AA inserted (Transitional provisions)

19 New Parts 7 to 10 inserted

Financial products

Placement in HNZ housing




Code of conduct

Preliminary provisions

Appointment, functions, and operation of social housing agency

Agency must calculate income-related rents

Eligibility, housing needs, and income-related rent

Calculating income-related rents

Assessable assets, and deprivation of income or property

Estimating weekly income, and regulations for purposes of calculation mechanism

Administrative matters and review

Investigations and information gathering powers

Allocation of social housing





Code of conduct

Deduction notices

Transitional matters

Preliminary provisions

Appointment, objectives, functions, and operation of authority

Registration of community housing providers

Provisions relating to registered community housing providers

Intervention powers in respect of registered community housing providers

Other reporting


Regulations under this Part


20 Part 5 repealed

21 Schedule 2 amended

22 Schedule 3 amended (Transitional matters)

Consequential amendments

23 Consequential amendments to enactments

24 New Schedule 4 inserted

Schedule 1
New Schedule 1A inserted

Schedule 2
New Schedule 4 inserted

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: