New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1 on 9 June 2020. Law changes on rent increases still apply.
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10 June 2020
On 9 June 2020, New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1.
24 April 2020
On 20 April 2020, the Government announced that New Zealand can safely move out of Alert Level 4 lockdown to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm on Monday 27 April.
This page answers questions landlords and tenants may have during the COVID-19 pandemic.
16 April 2020
The Prime Minister has today announced details on what life in New Zealand will look like at Alert Level 3.
27 March 2020
If tenants need to move during the COVID-19 lockdown they must exercise extreme caution.
24 March 2020
More information on the rent increase freeze and tenancy termination regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
31 May 2018
Landlords need to be aware of their health and safety responsibilities – including how asbestos is managed at their properties.
29 May 2018
A new report on the health risks associated with methamphetamine smoking residue on household surfaces has been released today.
16 May 2018
It’s a good time to upgrade your smoke alarms as Consumer NZ recommends that older ionisation-type smoke alarms should no longer be sold.
17 January 2018
The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team has successfully taken an Auckland landlord to the Tenancy Tribunal for failing to install smoke alarms.
2 October 2017
Today is International Tenants’ Day, an event celebrated around the world, with particular emphasis on fire regulations and fire safety.
11 September 2017
Tenant and landlord awareness of the 2016 changes to the Residential Tenancies Act has been measured in a new report.
29 June 2017
Standards New Zealand has today released NZS 8510:2017 Testing and Decontamination of Methamphetamine Contaminated Properties.
23 September 2016
Make sure your rental home has working smoke alarms.
6 September 2016
Standards New Zealand has started work on developing a New Zealand standard on the testing of properties used for methamphetamine manufacture or use.
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.