Changes to the Residential Tenancy Act: Key info in Samoan and Tongan
Changes to New Zealand’s Residential Tenancy Act came into force on February 11. The changes mean that renters can now ask to make changes to the property, and landlords must not decline if the change is minor.
Starship Children’s Hospital’s injury prevention service, Safekids Aotearoa, says new changes to the Residential Tenancy Act will benefit families and children. Renters can make their homes safer by making changes like installing window latches, putting up baby gates and installing TV and furniture safety straps to stop furniture falling.
To spread the word, Safekids Aotearoa has produced videos in Samoan, Tongan and Māori to explain the changes. Watch the Samoan and Tongan language videos below.
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