COVID-19 information

Information and advice for people affected by COVID-19, including individuals and whānau in need of housing support, tenants, landlords and housing and related service providers. Visit our COVID-19 information page


The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (RTA) governs the relationship between landlords and tenants and sets out their rights and responsibilities. To ensure that the RTA remains fit for purpose, a number of changes have been made to the RTA over the years.

Information for tenants and landlords

The Tenancy Services website has more information about your rights and responsibilities, and advice for tenants and landlords, including how tenancy rules are affected by COVID-19. 

Visit the Tenancy Services website

Published: October 13, 2021