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18 November 2019
Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi has announced proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.
27 August 2019
Following Royal Assent on 30 July 2019, this Act comes into force today.
1 August 2019
New tenancy legislation was passed on 30 July 2019 which will affect landlords and tenants in a number of ways.
1 July 2019
What you need to know about insulation requirements and healthy homes standards on 1 July 2019.
12 June 2019
Landlords must include a signed statement confirming intention to comply with the healthy homes standards (HHS) in all new tenancy agreements from 1 July 2019.
24 May 2019
Landlords have only weeks left to insulate their rentals, and the Tenancy Services Compliance and Investigations team says there will be no extensions.
14 May 2019
The healthy homes standards have been finalised.
24 February 2019
The new Healthy Homes Standards have been announced by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.