If you're a tenant see: Do you live in a boarding house?

How do you know if you’re running a boarding house?

Here are some of the key things that can make a rental home a boarding house.

The number of tenants

There are (or intends to be) 6 or more tenants living in the home.

Shared facilities

Tenants share spaces like the kitchen, bathroom and laundry.

Tenancy agreements for each tenant

There’s a tenancy agreement for each tenant, rather than an agreement for the whole house.

Length of the tenancy

The tenancy lasts (or is intended to last) for 28 days or longer.


Check out this online tool to find out if you’re operating a boarding house(external link)