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Say NO! to 218-1

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

218-1 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill proposes to introduce sweeping changes that will, in our view, significantly impact the business of landlording.

In fact, according to the REINZ, 82% of New Zealanders oppose the Bill's signature proposal to abolish the landlord's ability to terminate a tenancy with a 90-day notice.

The public has until 25th of March 2020 to submit against the Bill. In addition to being simply bad law, we are also incredibly concerned by the staggering level of misinformation that is being repeated about this Bill.

To that end, we have put together this action guide to help landlords understand what 218-1 means in practice and take positive steps to push back against it. 

What can you do about 218-1? 

1. Learn 

2. Care 

3. Keep Caring 
4. Spread the word
  • Forward this link to anyone (landlords, tenants, neighbours of tenants) who you think will be affected by 218-1/interested in the information. 

The time has come for us to take action against 218-1. While its objectives are laudable, the Bill remains grossly neglectful of the day-to-day challenges of landlords and stubbornly naïve of the business of renting. Not only will it fail at achieving the objectives of making renting more fair New Zealand and giving tenants more control, it will most certainly result in unintended consequences that will add undue burden not just on landlords, but also tenants. 

Will you idly stand by while our elected representatives choose ideological pursuit over their duties to act for and serve all of New Zealand? 

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