The Minister of Finance announced on 23 March 2020 a freeze of rent increases and an extension of no-cause terminations.
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3 December 2018
We have updated our bond forms to make it easier for you to complete them.
21 November 2017
Tenancy Services have produced some bright, funny little videos to help tenants and landlords understand their rights and responsibilities when renting.
14 September 2017
An Invercargill landlord has been ordered to pay a total of $38,713.76 in exemplary damages and costs for failing to lodge bonds.
24 November 2016
If a rental property has been damaged in a natural disaster – such as an earthquake, a storm or a flood – the landlord and tenant should get in touch with each
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.