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COVID-19: Leases and tenancies

Information for landlords and tenants of commercial and residential properties during COVID-19.

Auckland remains at Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Restrictions are in place for businesses to keep workers and customers safe.

Auckland remains at Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Restrictions are in place for businesses to keep workers and customers safe.

All businesses can operate, provided they can meet the rules to operate safely. Businesses are required to display the official QR codes for the NZ COVID Tracer app at all alert levels.

For more information, check out the business.govt.nz page for Workplace operations at COVID-19 Alert Levels.

Commercial rent disputes

Government support is underway to help small businesses resolve disputes over their commercial rent agreements during COVID-19. More details are coming from Ministry of Justice.

Guidance for commercial leases and mortgages during COVID-19 (external link)  — Ministry of Justice

Landlords and tenants

If you’re a landlord or tenant of a rental property affected by COVID-19, Tenancy Services has guidance. This includes information on tenancy terminations and the freeze on rent increases.

COVID-19 — information for landlords and tenants (external link)  — Tenancy Services

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