• Provide and maintain the premises in a reasonable condition.
  • Allow the tenant quiet enjoyment of the premises.
  • Comply with all building, health and safety standards that apply to the premises.
  • Comply with all requirements in respect of smoke alarms imposed on the landlord by regulations.
  • Landlords need to have working smoke alarms installed in all their residential rental homes. Any replacement alarms installed after 1 July 2016 (other than hard-wired systems) need to have long life batteries and a photoelectric sensor.
  • Comply with all requirements in respect of insulation imposed on the landlord by regulations. All residential rental homes are required to have ceiling and underfloor insulation that meets minimum standards unless they meet one of the exceptions. This will apply from 1 July 2016 for landlords of income-related tenancies and 1 July 2019 for all other landlords.
  • Pay rates and any insurance taken out by the landlord.*
  • Not seize the tenant’s goods for any  reason.
  • Inform the tenant if the property is on the market for sale.
  • Not interfere with the supply of any services to the premises.
  • If the landlord is in breach of these responsibilities, the tenant(s) can apply to the Tenancy Tribunal.
  • Appoint an agent and notify the tenant and Bond Centre of the agent’s details whenever leaving New Zealand for more than 21 consecutive days.