55B Termination where it would be unreasonable to require landlord to continue with tenancy

(1)

A landlord under a periodic tenancy may apply to the Tribunal for an order terminating the tenancy on the ground of hardship.

(2)

The Tribunal may make the order only if satisfied that—

(a)

without the order the landlord would suffer greater hardship than the tenant; and

(b)

because of that hardship, it would be unreasonable to require the landlord to continue with the tenancy.

(3)

In deciding whether it would be unreasonable to require the landlord to continue with the tenancy, the Tribunal must take into account the impact that terminating the tenancy would have on the tenant.

(4)

Any order under this section must specify a date for the termination.

Section 55B: inserted, on 11 February 2021, by section 38 of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 59).