Law changes from 26 March freeze rent increases and limit tenancy terminations.
Read our news item to find out more.
27 August 2019
Following Royal Assent on 30 July 2019, this Act comes into force today.
1 August 2019
New tenancy legislation was passed on 30 July 2019 which will affect landlords and tenants in a number of ways.
1 July 2019
What you need to know about insulation requirements and healthy homes standards on 1 July 2019.
If you own or rent a unit title property, you can now find information about unit titles quickly and easily in one place on our new website.
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.
6 June 2019
Auckland landlord ordered to pay $177,720.56 by the Tenancy Tribunal for failing to lodge tenancy bonds.
24 May 2019
Landlords have only weeks left to insulate their rentals, and the Tenancy Services Compliance and Investigations team says there will be no extensions.
14 May 2019
The healthy homes standards have been finalised.
28 March 2019
The Tenancy Tribunal has recently made orders totalling nearly $17,000 against three landlords.
24 February 2019
The new Healthy Homes Standards have been announced by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.
14 February 2019
From 12 December 2018, tenants can’t be charged letting fees. However, landlords and agents can recover their costs in certain situations.
13 December 2018
Landlords may be leaving it too late to insulate their rentals in time for the 1 July 2019 deadline according to a report released by MBIE today.
12 December 2018
What you need to know about contacting us over the holiday period.
3 December 2018
We have updated our bond forms to make it easier for you to complete them.
23 November 2018
The winner of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) Landlord of the Year 2018 is a ‘shining example’ for NZ landlords, says Tenancy Services.
2 November 2018
From 12 December 2018, tenants can’t be charged letting fees.
18 September 2018
Know the correct notice to give your landlord or tenant when you want to end your tenancy.
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.