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Should I be worried about any fire risk from fallen timber? Due to high rainfall, New Zealand is not generally at risk from wildfires, except in the drier summer months (Novembe...
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Can I stop paying rent if the landlord refuses to do maintenance?

No. If you withhold rent you would be in breach of your Tenancy Agreement. Your rental payments are not tied in the Tenancy Agreement to any rental maintenance issues. Good landlords will endeavour to fix issues raised quickly.
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