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Is the maximum length...

Is the maximum length of time for a rental lease no more than 12 months at a time in New Zealand?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Auckland Province New Zealand

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet. We signed a lease agreement for 3 years and we have been told it is illegal if more than 12 months (1 year) in New Zealand.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: New Zealand Law
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Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
That is not correct. The Residential Tenancies Act does not prohibit Tenancies longer than 12 months. There is no restriction on the term at all.
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