The path to your perfect rental

From the initial application through to dealing with flatmates, our how-to guides have got you covered. 

Renting

Real Story: Flat-out flat hunting

31 Mar 2017

Trade Me Property helps Kiwis find a place to call home, whether they're buying or renting.  Right now, many Kiwis are struggling to secure a rental property because of high demand and a lower-tha...

5 signs that your parents want you to move out

Still living at home? Here's 5 signs your parents want to show you the front door… If you're anything like us, your parents were proud and upset the day you left for uni. When you came back during...

How to know your flatting days are over

Your food’s missing from the fridge again and someone you don’t know appears to be eating it in your lounge. Your landlord’s just increased the rent and it’s becoming obvious that the draughty, col...

To buy or to rent? That's the question

There are great reasons to own a home, and great reasons to rent. Weigh up each to decide which is the right option for you at the moment. Home ownership isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so don’t fee...

5 ways to overcome house buying fears

The thought of buying a house can seem a terribly adult/scary thing to do. But really, does the thought of paying rent forever, until you’re living on a modest pension not scare you as well? It sho...

Finding the perfect place

Whether you are making a big cross-country move or you’re just looking for a new neighborhood in your current city, there are certain questions you need to ask yourself before you start searching f...

Navigating tenancy agreements & bonds

It’s crucial that renters understand the basic components of a rental agreement. This is where all the details of what you are responsible for, how long you’re committing to stay and much more will...

Renting and insurance

Should I get insurance? In short, yes! It's in your best interest to consult with an insurance provider to discuss your insurance needs before you move. Most property owners insure their proper...

If things go wrong

If anything breaks in the property, get in touch with your landlord or property manager ASAP. In most cases, the landlord will be able to arrange to have the problem fixed within a short period of ...
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