I've been made redundant due to Covid. Can't afford my high rent. But I have agreement till Feb 2021. Landlird now put

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Customer: I've been made redundant due to Covid. Can't afford my high rent. But I have agreement till Feb 2021. Landlird now put house up for sale. What can I do
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Waiuku new zealand
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: No just to keep tidy But she wants me to clear garage and rearrange furniture
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thats all
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read the question

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If the landlord sells the house he cannot evict you because this is a fixed term rental. But you could negotiate to be released if he wants to sell, as that would probably suit him as well. The landlord must give you proper notice if he wants to show buyers through the house however

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Is there any way that I can be released in any other way
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You can apply to the Tenancy Tribunal to be released from the fixed term if you can show serious hardship-and the redundancy may be a good reason

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