Proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)

TVNZ report by Mei Heron on the proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), here it is and it is well worth the watch. We don’t think there is anything to be concerned about if you are a landlord and as Mei correctly points out if you are doing things right you have nothing to fear. It is simply the evolution of a piece of legislation that no longer fits the purpose of tenants, of whom many will become lifetime renters. The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill is by far the most radical change in tenancy law in New Zealand since the inception of the RTA and the full impact of this will become apparent in the next few years.