Notice in writing

When you intend to vacate the property, we require your notice at least 21 days in advance. This must be in writing and can be hand-delivered, posted or emailed.

Moving out procedure

After you have given notice to vacate, your Kaiwhakahaere Whakawhanaunga/Relationship Manager will contact you to arrange a final inspection and will send a checklist of tasks to consider before moving out.

You must pay rent until the last day of your tenancy, leave the property in a clean, tidy condition and remove all your possessions.

Bond refund

If everything is in order during the final inspection, we will complete the Bond Refund form together and send it to the Bond Centre for immediate refund. However, any costs for rent, cleaning or repairs to the property may be deducted from the bond.


If you would like to transfer to another location, you will need to phone our call centre on freephone (0508) 832 487 or email Our call centre is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Te Āhuru Mōwai only manage houses on the western side of Porirua this is Titahi Bay, Elsdon, Takapūwāhia, Mana and Cambourne. We also manage houses in parts of Linden / Tawa.


We will let you know what you need to do. Make sure you leave the property in the condition it was in when you moved in. This will stop you having to pay extra costs for cleaning and so you get your full bond back. 

Final inspection

We will carry out a final inspection on the property. We will be checking that:

  • The property is fully cleaned, and all belongings have been taken.
  • That all keys have been returned
  • We will go through the check list with you

If there are damages, we will discuss what repairs are needed and what this may cost.