Are you a tenant or landlord renting for the first time? Information in this section explains your basic rights and what you must do under New Zealand tenancy law (called the ‘Residential Tenancies Act’). 


Landlords and tenants (including those in boarding houses) have important rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. 


Our Renting and You booklet explains your basic rights and what you must do under New Zealand tenancy law (called the ‘Residential Tenancies Act’). 


Download an information pack for landlords new to the residential housing market.


Contracting someone to manage your residential property is like using an accountant or lawyer to manage your business affairs. It’s important to take time to choose the right person or business.


Gives advice to young people and people renting for the first time.


Inland Revenue collects tax from most income sources. In most cases, income from renting out a property and in some cases from having boarders in your home or hostel will be classed as income and tax will apply.