Before you are given possession of the property, you will be asked to make the following initial payments:

2 weeks rent

Paid in advance.


Your bond is four weeks rent. This will be lodged at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and kept in a trust fund for the duration of your tenancy.

How do I pay my rent?

Rent must be paid on or before the due date. We recommend setting up an automatic payment. Please download your direct debit form from For online payments, please use the unique references detailed on your tenancy agreement to ensure your payment is allocated correctly.
Rent can also be paid at any of our offices by Eftpos.

Please note, our offices DO NOT accept cash or credit card payments. Our office locations and opening hours are detailed on page 9.

Rent payments can be made at any branch of ASB.

ASB Bank – Goodwin Realty Ltd Trust Account:

Please use your unique reference. We recommend setting up an automatic payment of your rent.

Contents insurance

While the owner of a rental property is responsible for ensuring the building, they bear no responsibility for their tenant’s belongings. We recommend tenants obtain personal insurance to protect their tenancy obligations. Your insurance policy should provide most of the benefits of homeowners’ insurance, such as covering your personal property against named perils like fire, theft and vandalism, and also provide liability insurance.
Insurance for your personal belongings is your responsibility.


Please remember to arrange an electricity account with your preferred supplier before you move in. You’ll also need to organise any other utilities you require including gas, telephone, internet and SKY unless otherwise stated. You’ll find information from Fast Connect within your tenancy pack. They offer a free service to get all your utilities connected with one simple phone call.

Know your home

Once you have moved in, make sure you know the location of the water and power meters, in case of emergencies. Check all doors and windows can be adequately secured and if not, fill in a repairs and maintenance form online at Throughout your tenancy, please monitor the toilet and hot water system overflow, to ensure there are no leaks.

Initial inspection report

You will have received a copy of the initial inspection report for the property. Please go through it within seven days of moving in, to ensure you agree that everything has been correctly recorded. If there is anything you would like to discuss, please contact your property manager immediately.