Property owners and landlords

General advice for landlords

The most comprehensive advice and information for landlords is available on the Minisitry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) website, where there are helpful hints about tenancy, and a quarterly landlords’ newsletter.

Both tenants and landlords have rights and responsibilities when signing up a tenancy. A quick guide to these is provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Making your property accessible

The demand for properties suitable for people with limited mobility is huge. It is a major reason that people seek social housing.

If you’re making changes to your property, it makes sense to improve accessibility at the same time. The Barrier Free New Zealand Trust has advice and support for architects and building owners.

Maintaining a healthy property

Cold, damp or overcrowded living conditions are unhealthy and are another major reason people seek social housing. As a landlord, you’re responsible for making sure the property is clean, tidy and secure at the beginning of the tenancy. You’re also responsible for maintaining the property.