Unenforceable Clauses examples in tenancy agreements




We believed that most people would be unsure and unclear with some clauses regards the New Zealand Tenancy Agreements.

Generally clauses likely to be unenforceable are clauses that: Ask a tenant to do more than the Act requires them to do; Try to remove or reduce the tenant’s rights or give the landlord more rights; Evade the requirements of the Act.


Today Let's explore the unenforceable clauses in New Zealand Tenancy Agreements by viewing the Q&A examples we used to receive below:


Q:

" If I should clean the carpets professionally before moving out ? "

A:

No need professional cleaning, a tenant only has to leave the premises in a reasonably clean and tidy condition. Tenants do not have to have the carpets professionally cleaned.



Q:

"As a Tenant, should we must replace stove elements, fuses and tap washers as they wear out ? "

A:

No need to replace generally, landlord is responsible for maintaining the premises to a reasonable state of repair.



Q:

" If my tenants must give more than 28 days' written notice to end a periodic (ongoing) agreement ? "

A:

Not really, under the Act, the tenant only needs to give at least 28 days' written notice to end this type of agreement.



Q:

" My current landlord want us to pay four weeks' bond plus two weeks' extra bond for the landlord allowing a dog, if it is reasonable?"

A:

It is kind of breaching the Act, usually the law only allows a maximum of four weeks' rent as a bond.



Q:

" My current landlord have the strictly limitation for our visitors, if this reasonable ?"

A:

The tenant is entitled to quiet enjoyment of the property while they are renting it. This clause would breach that entitlement.



Q:

" As a landlord, if I can ask my tenant to pay for fixed water charges.?"

A:

The Act states that landlords are responsible for paying fixed water charges.



In Yukari, before we process the tenancy agreements and contracts, we will well check and explain to you before signing. If more questions please comment and leave your messages below, we're here to answer for you!




新西兰租房合约中的非强制性条款


相信大多数人对于新西兰租房合约中的一些条款还有不清楚的地方。一般来说,合约中的非强制性条款包括以下几点: 要求租户做到比法案要求他们做的更多;尝试取消或减少租户的权益或赋予房东更多的权益;规避法案的要求。


今天就让我们通过以前解答过的常见问题来深入了解哪些属于租房合约中的非强制性条款吧!


Q:

“我是否应该在搬出之前专业地清洁地毯?”

A:

无需专业清洁,租户只需在合理干净整洁的情况下离开房屋即可。租户无需专业清洁地毯。



Q:

“作为租户,我们是否应该更换磨损的炉子元件、保险丝和水龙头垫圈?”

A:

无需更换,一般来说,由房东负责房屋维护。



Q:

“我的租户必须在 28 天以外书面通知终止定期(正在进行的)协议吗?”

A:

并非如此,根据该法案,租户只需在 28 天内发出书面通知即可终止此类协议。



Q:

“房东允许我们养狗,但需要除正常的4周房租押金外多支付2周押金,这合理吗?”

A:

这有点违反法案,通常法律只允许最多四个星期的租金作为押金。



Q:

“我现在的房东对我们的访客有严格的限制,这是否合理?”

A:

承租人有权在出租时安静地享受该物业。该条款将违反该权利。



Q:

“作为房东,我是否可以要求我的租户支付固定的水费。?”

A:

该法案规定,房东需支付固定的水费。



在Yukari,在处理租赁协议和合同之前,我们会在签署前帮您检查条约以及提供详细的解释。如果有更多问题请在下方评论留言,我们在这里为您解答!