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Can a landlord terminate the tenancy to renovate the property?

25 October 2022

The simple answer is yes.

You can terminate the tenancy when planning extensive renovations or redevelopment. But the notice period will depend on the type of tenancy you currently have.

If the tenancy is periodic, the landlord should give 90 days written notice to end the tenancy.

If your tenancy is a fixed-term tenancy, you must give tenants at least 90 days' notice to terminate the tenancy at the fixed-term expiry date.

Another important factor to remember is that the renovation work should begin within 90 days after the termination date.

You also can discuss the issue with your tenants directly and agree to end the tenancy by mutual agreement.

The information contained in this article is exclusively for promotional purposes. It does not in any way constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as the basis for any legal action or contractual dealings. The information is not, and does not attempt to be, a comprehensive account of the relevant law in New Zealand. If you require legal advice you should seek independent legal counsel. does not accept any liability that may arise from the use of this information.

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