Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019: Passed but does it Pass Muster? (Webinar)

Webinar 1 CPD Hr
Wed 11 March | 12:00PM - 1:00PM | Your desk or portable device


This webinar will examine the recent amendments to residential tenancies legislation, consider the case law that has developed, and give insights into the resulting wider implications for landlords and tenants.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn about the purposes of, and the specific changes prescribed by, the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019.
  • Better understand the consequential (actual and potential) effects of the changes on landlord and tenant rights/obligations, including:  

   -  the significant penalties applicable to landlords and property          managers for breaches of the Act; and 

    -  the impacts the changes may have on advice you may give to         a purchaser of a tenanted property.

  • Gain insight from a review of relevant court decisions to date.
  • Gain insight into the issues or pitfalls stemming from the Act and how best to deal with them.

Who should attend?

Property law practitioners of all levels, property managers, and any other professionals who deal with/advise landlords, tenants, and purchasers of investment properties. 


Des Wood


Des is a barrister at Princes Chambers.  His principal practice area is civil litigation, especially in the law of property, contract, restitution, obligations, and guarantees. His practice also extends to the law of trusts and companies, and estate disputes. 

He is a member of the ADLS Property Law Committee, the ADLS Property Disputes Committee, and the Committee that has recently completed a full review of the ADLS Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate. 

Des appears in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court.  He is often called upon to provide opinions to practitioners.  Des has presented for both ADLS and NZLS.