Welcome to our first post in the “Tenant Induction” posts series. In this post we will go through the items of interest as far as the tenant responsibility is concerned. Note that this is not a complete or definitive list. Refer to your tenancy agreement and the Tenancy Services website (https://www.tenancy.govt.nz) for further information or details.
Rent payment is to be made in advance (before the day of the week on which your tenancy started) every week, fortnight, or as per the corresponding frequency detailed within your current tenancy agreement. Withholding rent payment for any reason is considered to be a breach of the tenancy agreement.
Bills, such as water bill, are to be paid in accordance to the instructions and deadline specified within the bill notification (usually via email).