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5 March 2020
The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT) has successfully taken a Tauranga property management company to the Tenancy Tribunal.
23 September 2019
An Auckland landlord has been ordered to pay $24,754.08 by the Tenancy Tribunal.
6 June 2019
Auckland landlord ordered to pay $177,720.56 by the Tenancy Tribunal for failing to lodge tenancy bonds.
28 March 2019
The Tenancy Tribunal has recently made orders totalling nearly $17,000 against three landlords.
22 August 2018
The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team has successfully taken a Whanganui property management company to the Tenancy Tribunal
30 May 2018
Landlords may not be able to prevent tenants using properties for temporary rental accommodation, like Airbnb, unless specified in their tenancy agreements.
4 May 2018
The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team has successfully taken a Rotorua property management company to the Tenancy Tribunal.
9 April 2018
Landlords who fail to ensure the safety of their tenants have been sent a clear message by the Tenancy Tribunal.
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.
27 October 2017
There is new information on our website about how long it takes for a Tenancy Tribunal hearing to happen.
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.
16 August 2017
An Auckland boarding house operator has been fined $1,500 by the Tenancy Tribunal for failing to meet mandatory smoke alarm requirements.
7 June 2017
Prime Property Group Limited has been ordered by the Tenancy Tribunal to pay $7520 in 61 Molesworth Street case.
17 March 2017
The Tenancy Tribunal at Manukau has ordered landlord Satya Silan to refund $15,840 in rent and pay $750 in exemplary damages.
7 March 2017
1 May 2016
From the end of May 2016, Unit Title Act applications to the Tenancy Tribunal can now be done online.
30 November 2015
We’ve introduced a new system for online applications to the Tenancy Tribunal, which will make the process quicker and easier for you.
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.