Metiria Turei, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
After clause 6(2) (page 4, after line 14), insert:
In section 13A(1), repeal paragraph (m).
In clause 6, before new section 13A(1A) (page 4, before line 16), insert:
A tenancy agreement must include a statement that, when the tenancy terminates, the tenant has the right to renew the tenancy.
A tenancy agreement must include a statement of the criteria the landlord must use to calculate any future rent increase.
A tenancy agreement must not include a statement that the tenant is required to pay any fee or other charge for services rendered by any solicitor or letting agent relating to the grant or assignment of the tenancy.
A tenancy agreement for a fixed-term tenancy must be for a 3-year term, unless the landlord and tenant agree otherwise.
New clause 9A
After clause 9 (page 6, after line 4), insert:
9A Section 24 amended (Rent increases)
In section 24(1)(d), replace
“180 days” with
After clause 13(2A) (page 7, after line 11), insert:
After section 45(1)(ca), insert:
subject to subsection (1AB), provide the premises with the following amenities and maintain them throughout the tenancy:
adequate cooking facilities:
adequate food preparation and storage areas:
safe power outlets and light switches:
effective window latches:
thermoplastic insulated electrical cabling:
ceiling insulation (where access to the roof is feasible):
underfloor insulation (where there is access to the sub-floor):
a ground vapour barrier (where there is an accessible and fully enclosed sub-floor):
stormwater and wastewater discharge:
no ponding under the house:
handrails and balustrades where required:
the address clearly labelled and identifiable:
securely locking doors; and
In section 45, replace subsection (1A) with:
Subject to subsection (1AB), failure by the landlord to comply with any of paragraphs (a) to (cb) of subsection (1) is declared to be an unlawful act.
Subsection (1)(cb) applies—
if the landlord of the premises is the State, from the date that is 2 years after the date on which the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2015 comes into force; or
if the landlord of the premises is not the State, from the date that is 4 years after the date on which the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2015 comes into force.
In clause 13(3), replace
“section 45(1A)” with
New clause 14A
After clause 14 (page 8, after line 4), insert:
14A Section 51 amended (Termination by notice)
In section 51(1), repeal paragraph (c).