PHOTO: BRADEN FASTIER/STUFF Landlords are concerned the new law change will make it difficult to get rid of problem tenants.

Changes meaning landlords can no longer give tenants 90-days notice without due cause could jeopardise people’s safety and clog up the Tenancy Tribunal, property managers warn.

Proposed changes to tenancy laws were announced on Sunday to give renters more security.

They include the end to landlord’s ability to end a lease without cause. Tenants can challenge the reason at the Tenancy Tribunal where landlords must evidence to back their case.

However, David Pearse, president of the Property Managers Institute of New Zealand, said he did not believe landlords were misusing the 90-day notice provision.



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