Rental changes

The Government is consulting on changes to , specifically these six changes:

substituting the ability for landlords to terminate tenancies for any reason with specific and justifiable criteria for ending a tenancy

This change means that property owners may effectively lose control of their property. Once you have a tenant in, you may never be able to get rid of them without going to the Tenancy Tribunal and spending heaps on lawyers fees.

setting the amount of notice a landlord needs to give to terminate a tenancy to 90 days under all circumstances

90 days seems reasonable to me. But tenants only have to give 21 days. Is this fair?

limiting rent increases to once a year

That is worthwhile. There is no reason in times of low inflation for rents to be increasing more often.

better equipping tenants and landlords to reach agreement about pets and minor alterations to the home

Seems to be about mainly saying landlords must give a reason why a pet is not allowed.

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