Security of Tenure for Generation Rent: Irish and Scottish Approaches

(2016) 47(3) Victoria University of Wellington Law Review pp 363-384

22 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2017

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Mark J. Bennett

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

As fewer people are able to make the transition into home ownership, more New Zealand households do not have adequate security of tenure due to the lack of durational protections in the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. This article shows that Ireland and Scotland are comparable jurisdictions that have moved to regimes providing durational protections to residential tenants, allowing them to choose to remain in their home for a specified number of years or indefinitely, subject to a limited set of grounds for which the landlord may terminate the tenancy. We should consider these examples and take steps to provide greater durational protections, so that more New Zealanders may have homes that provide them with stable foundations on which they may build their lives.

Keywords: Residential tenancies, renting, security of tenure, landlord, tenant, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland

JEL Classification: I30, K11, K2, K32

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Mark J., Security of Tenure for Generation Rent: Irish and Scottish Approaches (2016). (2016) 47(3) Victoria University of Wellington Law Review pp 363-384. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2914694

Mark J. Bennett (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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