Standard Form Tenancy Agreement Nz
If you add clauses or conditions, make sure they comply with the rental right. It is normal to say « no pets » or to write down the maximum number of people who can live in the dwelling. But you can`t insist that the tenant has commercially cleaned the carpets when they undress. Before signing the lease, it is a good idea to go through the place with the owner and complete a real estate inspection report, sometimes called a « condition report ». Note the condition of each room and all the furniture, appliances and so on provided by the owner (called « Chattels »). This will allow you to agree on the condition of the property before entering. It will also help avoid electronic conflicts later, for example if something has already been worn or damaged before you moved in. We are sorry to hear your burns on the towel rail. The best place to see if landlords have obligations with regard to heated towels is the rental service of the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Employment: www.tenancy.govt.nz/ This means that if you agree to rent a property for one year, but after 6 months, you will decide to go abroad, you will continue to be responsible for the rent. However, the landlord accepts another tenant and a new tenancy agreement is signed. The owner may charge an early termination fee.
However, these fees should reflect the actual cost to the landlord of finding a new tenant. For example, if the contract stipulates that the landlord must give you only one month`s notice to terminate the lease instead of the 90 days prescribed by law, then this clause has no legal effect in your contract – the owner must always give you 90 days` notice, as if that had been stated in your contract. Tenants should read the lease carefully before signing it. This includes all terms and conditions. If there is something they do not understand, they should seek advice before signing. Option Money An owner can apply for an « option »: no more than a week`s rent in advance as a deposit for the possession of a house or apartment. It must be refunded or put in your rent if you use the lease.