Half of New Zealand’s population lives in rental housing and 7 out of 10 children living in poverty live in rental housing. Generation rent is already here and New Zealanders need to really get better at doing rental housing. NZCCSS along with many others is working hard to achieve better housing standards and rental laws but in the meantime it is important to get informed.

Tenancy Services have just published an update of the very useful Renting and You booklet to help those new to renting both as tenants and as landlords.

They have also developed a shorter, easier to digest version called A Short Guide to Good Renting. These guides are also available in several languages: Māori, Chinese, Cook Islands Māori, Tongan, Samoan, Arabic and Korean.

Tenancy Services also runs an 0800 number (0800 836 262) for people who have questions about renting or who need help with rental housing issues. Find out more on the Tenancy Services website.