If you have problems with your landlord that you can’t sort out by talking to them, you can apply for mediation or a Tenancy Tribunal hearing.
If you own a house, you can take in flatmates or boarders to occupy the spare bedrooms and help with the bills.
Selling your house or rental property is a big decision. Find out what’s involved and how to go about it.
Learn about the house buying process. Work out what you can afford before you start looking at properties.
You may be able to get government help to buy your first home if you're a KiwiSaver member, want to buy a house that Housing New Zealand owns, or are Māori and want to live on your ancestral land.
If you’re renovating, make sure you use licensed tradespeople and get consents where you need them.
There are laws you need to comply with when you're building — whether you're hiring a builder or doing the work yourself.
Emergency housing is usually provided by local councils and charities. Financial help is also available.
If you have low income or financial problems you might be able to get help with rent and other housing costs. You may be able to get an accommodation supplement or access to cheaper housing.
Work out how to save money on your energy bills, make your home more energy efficient and protect the environment.
Government grants for insulation only apply to rental properties with tenants on a low income. If you're a homeowner, you might get help from your local council or bank, and some suppliers give a discount.
Apply for financial help to repair or rebuild your leaky home.
Try asking your neighbours to be quiet if they're playing their music loudly or making too much noise.
You can trim branches or roots that cross into your property up to the property boundary. Check with your council to see if the tree is protected before you cut it back.
If you want to build a fence between your property and your neighbour's, or do up an existing fence, your neighbour should pay half the costs.
If your neighbour has an unregistered or out of control dog, contact your local council.
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