Property renting advice

Renting a property is an experience nearly every Kiwi has at some point. So, whether you're moving into a flat with your mates, or looking for a long term family rental, we're here to help you make the right choices.

Finding a rental property

Finding the perfect rental property takes time, but it's research worth doing. Here's some advice on how to locate, shortlist and secure your rental.

Buying guide | 5 min read
A guide to renting a house in NZ

A start to finish guide to property rental in New Zealand.

Buying guide | 1 min read
How to secure a rental property: tips for your application

Tips for impressing landlords or letting agents.

Buying guide | 3 min read
Questions to ask before you rent a house in NZ

Cover these points before putting pen to paper.

Living in your rental property

Getting your keys isn't the end of the story. You've still got to meet your obligations, and manage your relationship with the landlord or property manager.

Buying guide | 5 min read
What are landlords’ obligations in NZ (and what are yours)?

What to expect from your landlord, and what they will expect of you.

Buying guide | 2 min read
Landlord inspections: what to expect

They’re not as scary as you may think.

Buying guide | 1 min read
What to do at the end of your tenancy

What to do, and when.

Living with flatmates

Finding flatmates, interviewing flatmates, co-existing with flatmates. There's a fair bit to think about when sharing a home with others.

Buying guide | 2 min read
How to write a flatmates wanted ad on Trade Me

Tips to help you find the perfect fit.

Buying guide | 1 min read
Flatmate interview questions: what to ask

“Are you a nice human?”

Buying guide | 2 min read
What is a flatmate agreement?

Do you know the legal difference between a tenant and a flatmate?