Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Act 2013

Reprint as at 14 April 2014

Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 97
Date of assent27 November 2013
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act

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

4 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

5 Part 5 heading replaced

6 Section 42 amended (Interpretation)

7 Section 43 amended (Income-related rent)

8 Section 45 amended (Changes in rent)

9 Section 52 amended (Estimating weekly income)

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

11 Cross-heading above section 56 replaced

12 Section 56 amended (Tenant’s duty to advise changes of circumstances)

13 New sections 57A to 57E and cross-heading inserted

14 Section 58 replaced (Investigation of applications, etc)

15 Sections 59 to 62 and cross-heading replaced

16 Section 63 (Regulations for purposes other than calculation mechanism)

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

18 New sections 65A to 65P and cross-headings inserted

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

19 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

20 New section 3A inserted (Transitional provisions)

21 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

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

Debt recovery by agency other than Ministry

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


22 Part 5 repealed

23 Schedule 2 amended

24 Schedule 3 amended (Transitional matters)

Consequential amendments

25 Consequential amendments to enactments

26 New Schedule 4 inserted

Schedule 1
Consequential amendments

Schedule 2
New Schedule 4 inserted

Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: