Citizens Advice Bureau Ōrākei-Remuera

Community Organisation

Citizens Advice Bureau Ōrākei-Remuera
156 Kepa Road
Orakei
Auckland (Orakei Community Centre)
40 days ago

Upcoming changes to tenancy law

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Hello Neighbours.
The following laws will come into effect on 11th February. If you are a landlord/lady or a tenant, these changes could affect you. Come in to the CAB or phone us on 09 524 0298 if you want to discuss your situation.

Security of rental tenure – Landlords will not be able to end … View more
Hello Neighbours.
The following laws will come into effect on 11th February. If you are a landlord/lady or a tenant, these changes could affect you. Come in to the CAB or phone us on 09 524 0298 if you want to discuss your situation.

Security of rental tenure – Landlords will not be able to end a periodic tenancy just by providing 90 days’ notice (as has been the case). Landlords can only terminate a tenancy on the basis of one of the prescribed reasons.

Changes for fixed-term tenancies – All fixed-term tenancy agreements will convert to periodic tenancies at the end of the fixed term unless the parties agree otherwise, the tenant gives a 28-day notice, or the landlord gives notice in accordance with the termination grounds for periodic tenancies.

Making minor changes – Tenants can ask to make changes to the property and landlords must not decline if the change is minor. Landlords must respond to a tenant’s request to make a change within 21 days.

Prohibitions on rental bidding – Rental properties cannot be advertised without a rental price listed, and landlords cannot invite or encourage tenants to bid on the rental (pay more than the advertised rent amount).

Assignment of tenancies – All requests to assign a tenancy (get someone else to take over the tenancy) must be considered. Landlords cannot decline unreasonably. If a residential tenancy agreement prohibits assignment, it is of no effect.

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104 days ago

New benefit for migrant workers starts in December

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If you are a migrant worker or on a student or visitor visa and facing financial difficulty, the Ministry of Social Development may grant you temporary financial aid (a benefit). Visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau (at Orakei Community Centre, Kepa Rd) to find out more.
"From December, … View more
If you are a migrant worker or on a student or visitor visa and facing financial difficulty, the Ministry of Social Development may grant you temporary financial aid (a benefit). Visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau (at Orakei Community Centre, Kepa Rd) to find out more.
"From December, migrant workers who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic - as well as student and visitor visa holders who are facing financial hardship and can't get home - will be able to get an emergency benefit for a limited time. The emergency benefit will be paid at the same rate as jobseeker support. That means single people will get $251 a week, people with a partner and children will get $428 a week, while sole parents will get $375 a week." (Radio New Zealand)

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127 days ago

CAB comes to Orakei!

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The Citizens Advice Bureau will be opening at Orakei Community Centre, 156 Kepa Rd, from Monday 2nd November.

Opening hours are 9:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday. At the CAB, trained volunteers can help you with questions about your rights, connect you to the best organisations to help you, provide… View more
The Citizens Advice Bureau will be opening at Orakei Community Centre, 156 Kepa Rd, from Monday 2nd November.

Opening hours are 9:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday. At the CAB, trained volunteers can help you with questions about your rights, connect you to the best organisations to help you, provide applications forms and short legal advice appointments.

Ring us to find out about JP days and times.

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167 days ago

Leave no-one Behind

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Sign our petition to end digital exclusion.

Citizens Advice Bureau Nga Pou Whakawhirinaki o Aotearoa is collecting signatures on Action Station.

Have you or someone you know ever tried to fill out a government form online?
How about doing that on your phone? And uploading documents to it?
What if… View more
Sign our petition to end digital exclusion.

Citizens Advice Bureau Nga Pou Whakawhirinaki o Aotearoa is collecting signatures on Action Station.

Have you or someone you know ever tried to fill out a government form online?
How about doing that on your phone? And uploading documents to it?
What if your internet connection was limited? Or English wasn’t your first language? Or you were vision impaired? Or didn't have a credit card?

What if you needed help to understand, and what you really wanted was someone to talk to?

Consider the frustration this causes you and what it looks like when you’re made further vulnerable as you stare into the digital divide.

The digital-only or digital-first approach being embraced by government agencies is excluding some of Aotearoa’s most vulnerable people and communities. This is unacceptable. We want to see people’s needs put at the centre of public services and are asking candidates seeking election as our representatives in Parliament, to pledge to ensuring this is the case.

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200 days ago

Help from your Citizens Advice Bureau during Level 3

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Citizens Advice Bureau branches are closed for walk-in clients during level 3, but we can still help you: phone us on 0800 367 222, message us via our website www.cab.org.nz... or use our online chat service.

There are over 2,000 articles on our website, including information about Covid-19, … View more
Citizens Advice Bureau branches are closed for walk-in clients during level 3, but we can still help you: phone us on 0800 367 222, message us via our website www.cab.org.nz... or use our online chat service.

There are over 2,000 articles on our website, including information about Covid-19, employment, tenancy, food banks and much more.

We provide free, confidential, independent information and advice to anyone. We help people know what their rights are and how to access services they need.

We use insights from our clients' experiences to show when policies and laws and/or their implementation are having a negative impact on people. We work for positive social change.

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