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If you’re renting

If I’m planning to stay in the same house when the baby arrives, do I need to tell my landlord?

[2020] NZTT Auckland 4212519

You don’t have to tell your landlord. However, you should see a lawyer at a Community Law Centre for advice.

Some tenancy agreements might say how many people are allowed to live in the house. If your landlord brings this up, you should see a lawyer as soon as you can.

Can my landlord ask me to leave because I am pregnant?

No, this would be discrimination. If your landlord asks you to leave, or you feel that you’re being discriminated against, you should see a lawyer at a Community Law Centre as soon as you can.

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