MenCrisisParentingFamilyCoordinationSexual ViolenceElderChildrenEducationCounsellingMaoriWomenEthnicDisabilityLegalYouth



   Weekly Media Roundup
   The Changemaker Fund
   MSD: FVSV Update May 2023 - Budget issue
   Budget 2023: Overview from the NZFVC
   Domestic abuse perpetrator programs – a view from the UK – Webinar
   Cross Agency Rainbow Network Conference 2023 - Ōtautahi | Christchurch and Online
   Now We Are 12: Life in early adolescence - Growing Up in NZ webinar series
   Foundational training for non-specialists - ECLIPSE – Online
   Feedback invited on Oranga Tamariki disability strategy
   New Rainbow resources, training, research, Rainbow Family Violence Awareness Day
   June/July 2023 professional development from the Grief Centre
   Safeguarding & Child Protection blended learning: eLearning + Webinar
   Weekly Media Roundup
   Budget 2023 builds on progress to eliminate violence
   Addressing service gaps in family violence and sexual violence
   Te Aorerekura - Ako tahi - 2023 Annual Te Aorerekura Hui - Learning Together - Online
   Pink Shirt Day 2023: Workplace toolkit
   INZ Webinar for Family Violence Prevention Sector
   Deciphering Accounts: Practical guidance on managing accounts for charities
   Embedding victims'/survivors' lived expertise in co-production of research etc
   Coercive Control Awareness, Practice Guidelines and Tools
   RVPN present: Preventing Family Violence against rainbow people: A panel discussion
   Government moves to support social workers workforce
   Report findings show Whānau Ora model working to change whānau lives
   Weekly Media Roundup

Regulations published to support tenancy laws for victim/survivors

March 17, 2023 at 3:26 PM

From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse -

Regulations were published in December 2022 that support the new tenancy laws designed to help victim/survivors.

Regulations for Tenancies Act changes that support victim/survivors

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (RTAA) 2020 includes changes that allow victims of family violence to end a tenancy early. This change came into effect on 11 August 2021.

Regulations to support this law change took effect on 29 December 2022. The regulations provide guidance for tenants and landlords on how to use the law. 

The law allows a tenant who experiences family violence during their tenancy to withdraw from the tenancy by giving the landlord at least 2 days’ written notice without financial penalty or the need for agreement from the landlord.

Victim/survivors need to provide a withdrawal notice and evidence of family violence to the landlord. The regulations set out what information victim/survivors need to include in the withdrawal notice, what can be used as evidence of family violence, how to provide the information and what to do if there other tenants. 

TenancyServices has information on their website about withdrawing from a tenancy following family violence. This includes forms and templates for withdrawal notice and evidence of family violence. 

Click here for more information

Category: Legislation