PHOTO: Tanya Lees has just over 60 days to move, despite lockdown restrictions making it near “impossible”. FILE
The Government has been asking landlords to “be kind” to renters this lockdown, but little is being done to ensure they follow that advice.
In the Level 4 lockdown at the start of the pandemic in 2020 renters were protected by a rent freeze and eviction ban.
However, little has been done to ensure landlords live up to the Government’s “be kind” motto without the same protections in place.
Waikanae renter Tanya Lees – a single mother – was given two months to move out and find a new home after her landlord sent her an email last week.
“You feel like you’re sitting on your hands, a week’s gone by already, and there’s nothing I can do about it.”
She noted that under heavy Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, it would make finding a new place to rent close to “impossible”.
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