Data and statistics related to our regulatory activities and the New Zealand rental market.

Rental bond data

The rental bond data provides information about the activity level in the housing rental market since January 1993.

The data comes from our tenancy bond database, which records all new rental bonds that are lodged with us each month.

Rental bond data

Dispute Resolution statistics

Every quarter, Tenancy Services publishes a high-level summary of the volume of dispute resolution applications received, and the types of disputes detailed in those applications. Data includes applications made to Mediation, Tenancy Tribunal, and FastTrack.

Q1 - 1 January to 31 March 2022

Who made applications to the Tenancy Tribunal?

Landlord applications Tenant applications
3,963 1,033

Where were the tenancies related to Tenancy Tribunal applications?

  District of tenancy %
1 Auckland 39.67%
2 Christchurch 9.53%
3 Hamilton 5.64%
4 Wellington 4.74%
5 Papakura 2.66%

What were the Tenancy Tribunal applications about?

  Overall: top disputes detailed in applications Number %
1 Rent Arrears 3,015 60.35%
2 Refund Bond 2,406 48.16%
3 Termination/possession 2,205 44.14%
4 Compensation / Damages 1,501 30.04%
5 Outgoings 751 15.03%
6 Rent arrears breach 551 11.03%
7 Exemplary Damages 479 9.59%
8 Cross Application 345 6.91%
9 Remedy of breach 292 5.84%
10 Vacated more than 2mths - s 91A 269 5.38%
Landlord applicant: top disputes
  Landlord applicant: top disputes Number %
1 Rent Arrears 3,013 76.03%
2 Termination/possession 2,204 55.61%
3 Refund Bond 1,924 48.55%
4 Compensation / Damages 1,088 27.45%
5 Outgoings 730 18.42%
6 Rent arrears breach 551 13.90%
7 Remedy of breach 284 7.17%
8 Vacated more than 2mths - s 91A 269 6.79%
9 Cross Application 231 5.83%
10 Notice to Quit 166 4.19%
Tenant applicant: top disputes
  Tenant applicant: top disputes Number %
1 Refund Bond 482 46.66%
2 Compensation / Damages 413 39.98%
3 Exemplary Damages 321 31.07%
4 Healthy Homes standards 255 24.69%
5 Failure to maintain 180 17.42%
6 Quiet enjoyment 172 16.65%
7 Work Order 139 13.46%
8 Reduction of Fixed Term 129 12.49%
9 Cross Application 114 11.04%
10 Bond not Lodged 111 10.75%

 

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