Access to drinking water in a commercial property
Question from Louisa updated on 29th November 2006:
Our expert Jeff Montgomery responded:
From the information you have provided, it appears that your lease is not residential. As the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 applies solely to residential premises, we are not able to provide information on non-residential leases as this falls outside our area of expertise. The rights and obligations of parties to property leases which are not residential are contained in a variety of sources of law, including the
Property Law Act 1952 and case law.
For information on the rights and obligations of tenants in a non-residential lease, you can contact the Property Law section of the New Zealand Law Society at www.nz-lawsoc.org.nz. Your local Community
Law Centre or Citizens Advice Bureau will also be able to provide you with legal advice and information on your lease.
The Department of Building and Housing provides information and guidance on building law and compliance, services including weathertight homes, and advice for tenants and landlords.