IMPORTANT INFORMATION
To proceed under the fully subsidised Government scheme:

(1) the parties must agree to arbitrate or mediate;

(2) your dispute must qualify for the subsidy; and

(3) at least one of the parties to the dispute must meet the Government eligibility criteria.
Does your dispute qualify for the subsidy?
For subsidy access, the tenant must have experienced a material loss of revenue because of government restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19.

Additionally, the landlord and tenant must not have previously come to an agreement about rent payment during the relevant lockdown period.

A lockdown period is defined as a period when Alert Level 3 or 4 has been declared nationally or in the region where the lease site is located.
Do you meet the Government eligibility criteria?
To meet the Government eligibility criteria, either the landlord or the tenant must be New Zealand based and must have 20 or fewer full-time equivalent staff:

a. in the case of the lessee, per lease site; or

b. in the case of the lessor, in total.
Meet the criteria and ready to proceed?
To complete the form you will need:

- an agreement to arbitrate or agreement to mediate (see Downloads below)

- contact details for you and the other party

- be able to complete the eligibility declaration


For businesses registered and operating in New Zealand

- your New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) (or the NZBN for the other party where you are not New Zealand based)

- your Companies Office number and/or Charities number (or the number for the other party where you are not New Zealand based)


For sole traders

- your personal IRD number for paying income tax and GST

Click Next to complete our online application form and we will get the process started for you.

Downloads
Download a template Agreement to Mediate.

Download a template Agreement to Arbitrate.
Privacy and your personal information
NZDRC will comply with the Privacy Act 1993 in relation to any personal information you supply to NZDRC.

Any personal information supplied to NZDRC in the course of your use of this application form and the services you are applying to access will only be used for the purposes of any activities relating to those services.

NZDRC takes all steps reasonable to maintain the security of all data held by it. In proceeding with this application, you accept that NZDRC does not however have any liability in relation to loss or dissemination of data or information caused by factors outside of our control including in the case of unauthorised third party interception or hacking.

Eligibility for Government subsidised scheme

The information you provide in this section of the form enables NZDRC to review your eligibility to receive the Ministry of Justice subsidy when accessing the COVID-19 Commercial Lease services (arbitration or mediation).
Does your dispute qualify for the subsidy?
Has the tenant experienced a material loss of revenue because of COVID-19 restrictions?
If you are a landlord, please complete the question to the best of your knowledge.
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If you selected yes, please briefly explain how the tenant's revenue has changed:
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Have you previously come to an agreement about rent payment during the relevant lockdown period?
For the purposes of this declaration, a lockdown period is defined as a period when Alert Level 3 or 4 has been declared nationally or in the region where the lease site is located
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Is the relevant business a registered company/charity or are you a sole trader?
The landlord or tenant must be New Zealand based. If you are, then you will be the relevant business. If you are not, then the other party will be the relevant business for the purposes of this section of the form.
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Eligibility for Government subsidised scheme

Do you meet the eligibility criteria? (Criteria: New Zealand based)
Can you confirm whether the relevant business is registered and operating in New Zealand?
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What is the business trading name?
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What is the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) for the relevant business?
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Is the relevant business registered with the New Zealand Companies Office?
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What is the Companies Office or Charities Number for the relevant business?
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Is the relevant business physically located in New Zealand?
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What is the business address of the relevant business?
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Lease site under dispute (if different to above):
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Are your employees legally allowed to work in New Zealand?
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Are you legally entitled to work in New Zealand?
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Do you have a personal IRD number for paying income tax and GST?
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Do you maintain all government licenses and permits needed for you to operate your business? (Answer Yes if no licenses or permits are required)
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Do you have the relevant qualifications or registrations for your trade or profession?
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Eligibility for Government subsidised scheme

Do you meet the eligibility criteria? (Criteria: 20 or fewer full-time employees)
The landlord or tenant must have 20 or fewer full-time equivalent staff.

For the tenant, this means having 20 or fewer for the lease site under dispute.

For the landlord, this means having 20 or fewer in total.

Wen calculating full-time employees:

For the purposes of this declaration, a 'full-time' employee works an average of 30 hours or more per week. A part-time employee works an average of less than 30 hours per week.

For the purposes of calculating the total number of full-time staff, one full-time employee is equal to two part-time employees.

If you or your employee works variable hours, use the average hours worked each week over the last 12 months. If less than 12 months, use the average hours worked since your/their employment began.
If you are the tenant:
Do you have 20 or fewer full-time staff for the lease site under dispute?
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If you are the landlord:
Do you have 20 or fewer full-time staff in total?
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Thank you for completing the declaration portion of this application form.

The remainder of this application form provides NZDRC with the information necessary to get your case up and running.
How would you like to proceed?
Have you agreed to arbitration or mediation as your process option?
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Agreement to Arbitrate

To proceed under this special service, the parties will need to agree to arbitrate under NZDRC's bespoke COVID-19 Commercial Lease Arbitration Rules. Parties can do this by completing our special form Agreement to Arbitrate.

These Rules provide for a documents only arbitration procedure and are specifically designed to result in an Award being made which finally determines all substantive issues in dispute within 45 working days or earlier if the parties agree.
Please upload a copy of the signed NZDRC Agreement to Arbitrate
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Agreement to Mediate

To proceed under this special service, the parties will need to agree to mediate under NZDRC's bespoke COVID-19 Commercial Lease Mediation Rules. Parties can do this by completing our special form Agreement to Mediate.
Please upload a copy of the signed NZDRC Agreement to Mediate
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The Dispute

Description of the dispute
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Claimant's Details



If there is more than one claimant, select the '+' button at the bottom right of this section to include details for a further claimant.
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Contact Person/Representative
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Address for service
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  • Réunion (France)
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  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
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  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
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  • Solomon Islands
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  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway)
  • Swaziland
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  • Tonga
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  • Wallis and Futuna (France)
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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Email address
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Has the claimant consented to service by email?
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Phone
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If you need to add another claimant, please click on the '+' sign in the right-hand corner below.

Respondent's Details



If there is more than one respondent, select the '+' button at the bottom right of this section to include details for a further respondent.
Name
Include the respondent's full legal name. If the respondent is a company, please use the company's full legal name. If the respondent is a trustee of a trust, please include the trustees' full legal names as well as the name of the trust.
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Contact Person/Representative
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Contact Person/Representative
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Address for service
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  • - select your country -
  • Åland Islands
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa (US)
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda (UK)
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Cook Islands (NZ)
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor (Timor-Leste)
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands (UK)
  • Faroe Islands (Denmark)
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia (France)
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar (UK)
  • Greece
  • Greenland (Denmark)
  • Grenada
  • Guam (US)
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey (UK)
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man (UK)
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey (UK)
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, North
  • Korea, South
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau (China)
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte (France)
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia (France)
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue (NZ)
  • Norfolk Island (Australia)
  • Northern Mariana Islands (US)
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian territories
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands (UK)
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Réunion (France)
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway)
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau (NZ)
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna (France)
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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Email address
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Has the respondent consented to service by email?
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Phone
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If you need to add another respondent, please click on the '+' sign in the right-hand corner below.

Confirmation and Submission


A copy of this form will be retained by NZDRC and may be provided to the Ministry of Justice for audit purposes.
I confirm that the information I have supplied is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
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If circumstances change that may affect my eligibility for funding, I undertake to immediately inform NZDRC.
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I accept that, if I provide false or misleading information, my funding may be revoked and, if I am subsequently found to be ineligible for funding, I accept I may be required to repay the total subsidy amount for the services I received.
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Don’t qualify for the Government subsidised scheme?

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