The Salvation Army’s interest in the reform of tenancy law stems from our ongoing concern for social justice in Aotearoa and in particular for the interests of the most vulnerable New Zealanders.
Tenants are of course amongst this most vulnerable group so the Army’s interest in tenancy law reform is in part driven by a desire to see fair and reasonable protections for tenants as part of their social rights to decent secure housing.
The Salvation Army is also a significant social housing provider which offers over 300 dwellings to low income households nationwide.
As a major landlord the Army also has an interest in ensuring that tenancy laws remain workable and feasible for landlords. Both these perspectives have been brought to this submission.