10 June 2020

On 9 June 2020, New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1.

More information on this announcement(external link) (Beehive website)

More information on Alert Level 1(external link) (COVID-19 website)

Information for landlords and tenants

Please note that the rules for alert levels are subject to change. Find the most up-to-date COVID-19 information for landlords and tenants on this page.(external link)

Tenancy terminations

The restrictions on tenancy terminations were in force from 26 March until 25 June 2020. During this time, landlords were not able to end tenancies except for some limited circumstances.

Rent increase freeze

There is still a freeze on rent increases. This means that landlords can’t increase rent for their rental properties from 26 March 2020 – 25 September 2020.

All restrictions on moving house, open homes, and maintenance and inspections are lifted.

It is recommended you continue to keep to basic hygiene measures used during higher alert levels, and that you keep a diary of your movements in the event of a second wave of infection. See the COVID-19 website for further information(external link).

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