The Salvation Army is generally very supportive of many of the provisions of this Bill.
Posted March 25, 2020
- The Salvation Army is generally very supportive of many of the provisions of this Bill. We have consistently advocated for greater protections and security of tenure for tenants. At the same time, we understand the need to ensure there is also balance and fairness for landlords and their own rights in rental situations. With more New Zealanders living in rental accommodation, trying to find this balance through legislation is both difficult and crucial.
- With that context in mind, our view is that this Bill does in many ways move towards that balance, particularly with the improvement in security of tenure, limitation of rent increases, and the clarity around termination notices.
Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill - The Salvation Army Submission