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Fixed-term tenancy agreements entered into from 11 February 2021 will automatically convert to periodic tenancy agreements unless:

  • the landlord gives notice using the reasons listed in the Residential Tenancies Act for terminating a periodic tenancy, or
  • the tenant gives notice (for any reason) at least 28 days before the end of the tenancy, or
  • both landlord and tenant agree to extend, renew, or end the fixed-term tenancy before it expires.

Section 50 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 has more information (New Zealand Legislation website)(external link)

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