Does the landlord have to live in a house for it to be classified as a boarding house?

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No, the landlord does not have to live in a house for it to be classified as a boarding house.

Under the Residential Tenancies Act, a boarding house tenancy is simply an agreement covering one bedroom, in a house with shared facilities for at least six tenants at any one time. The agreement has to be intended to last for at least 28 days. The landlord might or might not live in the house.

For more information on boarding house tenancies, please click here: www.communitylaw.org.nz

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