Updated 18 May 2020
Dealing with a COVID-19 related situation? Read our information for unit title owners and tenants.
For general information on COVID-19, visit the government’s central website.
Simple, specific guidance for those that live in apartment buildings, and for body corporates can be found on the renters and homeowners webpage.
Renters and homeowners (external link) - COVID-19.govt.nz website
Body corporate meetings
A temporary amendment was made to the Unit Titles Act 2010 (UTA) to allow members of a body corporate or a body corporate committee to attend meetings by audio or audio-visual link.
The amendment applies from 25 March 2020 until 12 weeks after the date that the Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020 expires or is revoked.
The Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice came into force on the 25 March 2020 and will last for 3 months unless an earlier end date is notified or the notice is renewed.
Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act
From 26 March 2020, there is a freeze on rent increases and limits on tenancy terminations. This has been applied as law through the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act.
More information about the rent freeze announcement can be found on the Tenancy Services website: