Rental bond data
The rental bond data is drawn from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) tenancy bond database. The database records all new rental bonds that are lodged with MBIE each month.
Downloading the data
The files include private bonds starting from January 1993. 'Private' means private sector landlords.
Make sure you always use the latest file available. This is because slight delays between a bond being lodged and the details being recorded in the database can cause figures for the latest month to change the following month.
Using the data
You can use the data free of charge to perform your own analysis, as long as you credit 'The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment' (MBIE) as the source of the data.
Published: May 18, 2020