New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1 on 9 June 2020. Law changes on rent increases still apply.
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2 June 2020
The deadline for the healthy homes standards compliance statement has been extended from 1 July 2020 to 1 December 2020.
11 March 2020
Are you operating a boarding house without being aware of it? Read our article to find out the legal definition and compliance requirements.
1 July 2019
What you need to know about insulation requirements and healthy homes standards on 1 July 2019.
12 June 2019
Landlords must include a signed statement confirming intention to comply with the healthy homes standards (HHS) in all new tenancy agreements from 1 July 2019.
14 May 2019
The healthy homes standards have been finalised.
5 April 2018
It’s important to be aware of how your rental will perform in the colder months and how this can impact on the health of those living in the rental.
1 November 2017
Learn about insulation requirements so you can get it sorted before the July 2019 deadline.
13 October 2017
We have now created a new easy-to-use template for an insulation statement, to help landlords capture the right information.
15 September 2017
From June 2019, every rental in the country will need to be insulated.
11 September 2017
Tenant and landlord awareness of the 2016 changes to the Residential Tenancies Act has been measured in a new report.
20 July 2017
Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act require insulation to be installed in income-related rent tenancies from July 2016.
22 February 2017
Tenants and landlords are responsible for different tasks in the grounds of a property.
If you want to end your tenancy, it's important to understand the rules for giving notice.
This form is for a landlord and tenant to fill in together before the tenant moves in. It sets out the key things the landlord and tenant agree to do, like when rent is paid, if pets are allowed, etc.
This form is for a landlord to gather information from a prospective tenant.
Use this form at the end of a tenancy, to claim the bond lodged with Tenancy Services. It must be filled in and signed by the same people who signed the original Bond lodgement form.
Use this form at the beginning of a tenancy. It records how much bond money the landlord has collected, and it is sent with the money to Tenancy Services to be held until the tenancy ends and the tenant moves out.
Landlords must either complete this form or attach an insulation statement containing the same information.