Managing a tenancy is now heavily compliance-based, and the rules apply equally to everyone who provides residential tenancies – both property managers and private landlords alike.

While many New Zealand landlords choose to self-manage their investment properties, they often do so without fully understanding the scope of what’s involved.

This checklist is designed to help landlords understand the different layers of compliance that they are bound by, to help ensure best-practice processes and a harmonious tenancy for all.

Landlords should work through the checklist remembering that it’s not designed to give you all the answers. Our aim is to highlight areas where you may need help or clarification, enabling you to stay safe from the risk of fines or penalties.

There are a number of other helpful sources of tenancy information available for landlords, and we encourage all landlords to investigate and research some of the following websites: