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Disclaimer, copyright & privacy

By using this website you agree to be legally bound by the following terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the site. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms, please do not access or use this site.


The information available on or through this website is intended to provide general information to the public. All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information available on or through this website as at the date of posting. However, if you find any information that you believe may be inaccurate, please let us know about it by sending an email. See the contact us page for contact details. 

The Building and Housing Group within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE):

  • may change, delete, add to or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice
  • is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to or referenced from this site.

TheBuilding and Housing Group neither endorses the information, content, presentation or accuracy of such other websites, nor makes any warranty, express or implied, regarding these other sites.

The information available on this website is not intended to cover every situation, and details that may be relevant to a user’s particular circumstances may have been omitted.

In particular, the information in the archive is not up to date. The Building and Housing Group makes this archived information available as historic reference material only. It should not be relied on as being accurate.

Accordingly, users are advised to seek independent professional advice before applying any information contained on this site to their own particular circumstances. The Building and Housing Group shall not be held liable for any claim for any loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information contained in this website.

Each page on this website must be read in conjunction with these terms and any other terms that form part of it.


Except where stated otherwise, this website and the information on it is protected by Crown copyright.

You may reproduce information on this site for personal or non-commercial use without formal permission or charge as long as you clearly indicate that the website of the Building and Housing Group is the source of the information, any disclaimers applying to the information are reproduced, and that the material is not sold or used in an inappropriate or misleading context having regard to the nature of the material.

The Building and Housing Group holds copyright or licence rights to all images and trademarks on this website, including the Building and Housing Group logo. Images and trademarks on this site must not be used or reproduced for any purpose, including personal or educational use, unless the written permission of the Group has been obtained.

Copyright of third parties

The permission to reproduce material on this site that is protected by Crown copyright does not extend to any material that is identified as being protected by copyright owned by a third party. (This includes material on websites you may access via links from this site.)

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment cannot grant permission to reproduce such material: you must obtain permission from the copyright holders themselves.

Privacy and security

Where site use and statistics are concerned, this site does not collect any information that identifies individual users. Please email if you have any questions or concerns about the personal information that we hold about you.

Electronic newsletters privacy policy

When you subscribe to one of our electronic newsletters, the details you provide will be stored for the Building and Housing Group within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in an electronic database maintained by Mailchimp [External Link]. Your name and email address will be used to send you future electronic newsletters, and will not be disclosed to any third parties without your consent.

When you unsubscribe to our electronic newsletter, your details will be deleted from the database.

Disclaimer, copyright and use of Market rent data

The Market rent statistics are derived from information gathered from bonds lodged at the Building and Housing Group. The results may not be a true indication of the rental market, because they only reflect properties where bonds are lodged at the Building and Housing Group of MBIE.

Any category that has less than five bonds lodged has been excluded, to prevent individual properties being identified. However, the totals include any excluded items, so that the categories shown may not add up to the total in the “all” category. The market rent regions are based on Statistical Area Units from the 2001 Census. They have been grouped together based upon Area Units with similar weekly rentals that are adjacent to one another to meet the requirements of the Group and others who use the information on these pages. It is important to note that the regions are not an exact match to the Statistical Area Units from the 2006 Census or any other Census.

The data has been produced to show recent market rents for non-government owned properties for which the Building and Housing Group holds information. It should not be used to determine the market rent of any property or for any other purpose except as an indication of the non-government rental market based on bonds lodged at the Building and Housing Group.

The Building and Housing Group accepts no liability for use of this data other than for the purpose referred to above, nor does it accept liability for errors whether or not due to negligence on the part of the Building and Housing Group or its employees.

This data is Crown copyright. However, this may be reproduced and published without further licence provided that it does not purport to be published under government authority and that acknowledgment is, in every case, made of its source, and that this disclaimer is incorporated in its publication.