The Tenancy Tribunal can help you if you have an issue with a tenant or landlord that you can’t solve yourself. The Tribunal will hear both sides of the argument and can issue an order that is legally binding.
Important COVID-19 information: The ability to have face-to-face hearings may be impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions in your area. Teams will be in contact to let you know what this means for you. For more information see COVID-19 information for landlords and tenants.
In this section
Find out how to apply to the Tenancy Tribunal and how much it will cost.
Find out how to fill out the Tenancy Tribunal form and what supporting information you need to provide.
Tenancy Services works with the Ministry of Justice to schedule Tenancy Tribunal hearings.
Being prepared for your Tribunal hearing is important. It gives you the best chance of having a successful application, or defending the claims against you.
Attending a hearing can be daunting. Tribunal hearings are less formal than a normal court hearing, but you still need to know the rules and procedures.
Decisions made during the Tenancy Tribunal hearing are called orders.
If you disagree with a decision made at the Tenancy Tribunal hearing, you have two options.