56A Termination where premises are unlawful residential premises


A tenant of premises that at the start of the tenancy were, and that remain, unlawful residential premises may terminate the tenancy by giving not less than 2 days’ notice to the landlord.


Without limiting subsection (1), a landlord or a tenant may apply to the Tribunal for an order terminating a tenancy on the ground that the premises are unlawful residential premises.


The Tribunal may make the order if section 78A applies and the Tribunal is satisfied that it would be inequitable to refuse to make an order terminating the tenancy.

Section 56A: inserted, on 27 August 2019, by section 12 of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 37).