Kāinga Ora (HNZ) Lease End Service

If you have a property that is leased to the Kāinga Ora (previously Housing New Zealand) rental pool and you want to bring it back to the private residential tenancy market, we can help.

In our experience most Kāinga Ora properties have required at least some refurbishment or repair. While they do have the option of using their own contractors, historically Kāinga Ora has offered a settlement amount to cover these costs.

Through our knowledge of the process and strong negotiation skills our team can help you negotiate a fair outcome. Every single Kāinga Ora lease-end negotiation we have been involved in has resulted in our clients receiving a higher settlement offer. Here are some examples of settlements we have assisted with.


Kāinga Ora offer

Negotiated settlement



$26,278 + one months rent



$7,868 + one months rent





 Our experienced team can:

  • manage all discussions and communication with Kāinga Ora
  • carry out an inspection
  • clearly identify damage versus wear and tear
  • assess the work required
  • identify the appropriate remedies to bring these items up to standard
  • negotiate on your behalf
  • if agreed between the parties, arrange for the remedial work to be completed
  • suggest any additional work (improvements) that will assist in attracting good tenants and a high rent
  • provide an accurate rental appraisal
  • source new tenants who have undergone our stringent screening process
  • complete all the tenancy paperwork for you and your new tenant

Contact our property management team for a free initial assessment and further information about how we can help you successfully move your investment property back into the residential rental market with minimum stress and the best possible outcome.