The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) was created by the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) on January 31, 2007. The RTA gives residential landlords and tenants rights and responsibilities, and sets out a process for enforcing them. The RTA also sets out the process for resolving non-profit housing co-operative (“co-op”) eviction disputes.
The role of the LTB is to:
- resolve disputes between landlords and tenants through mediation or adjudication
- resolve eviction applications from co-ops
- provide information to landlords and tenants about their rights and responsibilities under the RTA
The LTB does not provide information about the rights and obligations of non-profit housing co-operatives and their members.
Housing Help Centre maintains a housing registry to assist individuals in securing affordable housing that exists in the private rental market. The Centre is operated and funded by the County of Wellington.