Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

About this bill

This bill makes a range of changes to make the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 fit for modern renting situations in New Zealand by increasing security of tenure for tenants; promoting good-faith relationships in the renting environment; modernising and clarifying the Act to reflect the modern renting market and environment; enhancing powers and tools for the chief executive of the department responsible for the administration of the Act; and supporting tenants' ability to assert their legal rights.

Current status

Royal Assent given 11 August 2020.
Enacted as the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (2020/59)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill



All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 52
Ref 218-2
Introduced 17 February 2020
First reading 20 February 2020
Select Committee Social Services and Community Committee
Public submissions due 25 March 2020
Select Committee report back 7 July 2020
Second reading 4 August 2020
Committee of the whole House 4 August 2020
Third reading 4 August 2020
Royal Assent 11 August 2020
Enacted as Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (2020/59)
Divided No

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