Lodge and pay your bond online
Before you start
Complete a bond lodgement form, [PDF, 1.1 MB] if there are more than 3 tenants you will need to use the additional tenants bond lodgement form [PDF, 692 KB] and make sure all forms are signed by the landlord and each of the tenants.
Note that this online form will allow you to enter up to 6 tenants and will require you to supply an email address and phone number for each.
If you have more than 6 tenants you should not use this online form.
Lodging a bond gives details on other ways to lodge a bond.
Scan the bond lodgement form and save it in PDF format. Make sure you complete both pages of the form and save them as one file – you will need to upload it when you have entered all the details below.
You can pay the bond either by using your Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card. You can also pay directly by internet banking through ASB, ANZ, BNZ, Kiwibank, TSB or Westpac. Internet banking using the Account2Account option cannot be used if more than one person is required to login and authorise payments, and not all banks may support the Account2Account portal.
Please note: customers with ASB may have difficulty placing Account2Account payments. We are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it as soon as possible. If you experience these issues please check with your bank to see if your payment has gone through, and try again if it has failed or try an alternative payment method.
Once the payment is processed you will receive confirmation and the landlord and tenants will receive an email that the bond has been lodged within 10 working days.
Who is lodging this bond?
You can only attach a PDF that is smaller than 5 MB
This is the total expected bond for the property. You can either pay it in full or make a partial payment.
You'll be redirected to DPS to make your payment
The bottom line for renting a place of your own is simple. Get an agreement in writing with your landlord so there is no doubt as to what has been agreed to. Keep receipts of payments. Know your rights and obligations as a tenant.
Tenants and landlords are responsible for different tasks around the grounds of a property.
If you want to end your tenancy, it's important to understand the rules for giving notice.
Our Renting and You booklet explains your basic rights and what you must do under New Zealand tenancy law (called the ‘Residential Tenancies Act’).
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.