Law changes from 26 March freeze rent increases and limit tenancy terminations.
Read our news item to find out more.
15 September 2017
From June 2019, every rental in the country will need to be insulated.
20 July 2017
Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act require insulation to be installed in income-related rent tenancies from July 2016.
23 May 2017
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament today will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords.
10 April 2017
Landlords and property management companies are on notice to ensure their properties meet the regulations set out in the Residential Tenancies Act.
22 February 2017
11 November 2016
Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act came into force on 1 July 2016. Here is a summary of some of the key changes – follow the links for important details.
21 October 2016
Tenancy investigators from a new government team have begun inspecting New Zealand’s rental homes.
9 July 2016
The Government wants to change the law so everyone renting in New Zealand can live in safer, warmer and healthier homes.
1 July 2016
Law changes to the Residential Tenancies Act are now in force. Key information about some of the new changes:
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.