Check the status of the property before you get an assessment
If you'd like to get an understanding of the current state of the property, you can download the self-assessment app.
This self-assessment tool is free and covers all 29 criteria of the Rental Warrant of Fitness inspection.
If you can’t use the app, download the assessment checklist:
Rental Warrant of Fitness – Assessment checklist (70KB PDF)
What happens if a property fails a rental WoF
If a property doesn't pass the Rental WoF, the landlord has six months to make the improvements noted in the report and to book a re-assessment at no extra cost.
The Council will not be notified if your property fails the Rental WoF assessment.
See the answers to frequently-asked questions about the Rental Warrant of Fitness: Rental WoF FAQs
Building a better Wellington with a housing standard
The Rental Warrant of Fitness is Wellington City Council's first step towards developing a Wellington Housing Standard.
The Wellington Housing Standard will set a measure for homes that incorporates both personal health and earthquake resilience. Wellington has some unique challenges and this standard is designed specifically for our city.
This is an initiative within the Council’s Long Term Plan 2015–25 and supports the delivery of the housing objectives with the Wellington Resilience Strategy.
Wellington City Council partnered with the University of Otago, Wellington to deliver this scheme, New Zealand's first Rental Warrant of Fitness.
The scheme is a University of Otago, Wellington initiative that is the result of many years' research, working with industry experts and conducting practical trials.
In 2014, the scheme was trialled by Wellington City Council, Auckland Council, Tauranga City Council, Christchurch City Council and Dunedin City Council.
Read more about how this scheme was created: Rental Housing Warrant of Fitness - Healthy Housing
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