The path to your perfect rental

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

Renting

How to stand out from the crowd and secure a rental

07 Feb 2018

Some turn up to flat viewings in suits, others arrive with professionally designed rental CVs, all in the hope of standing out from the crowds that gather for flat viewings. There are plenty of ti...

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...

7 questions to ask when flat-hunting

So, you and your mates have found an epic flat and you want to move in? Sweet! Don’t start picking rooms just yet though – we’ve put together some things to consider to make sure the flat is a good...

How to write a flatmate wanted ad

When writing a flatmate wanted ad, the goal is to attract people you think would be a good fit.  To help, we’ve put together some tips on crafting a solid flatmate wanted ad: Use positive and i...

Interviewing potential flatmates

You'll need to do a few things before you invite people over to view the room you've listed on Trade Me.  Obviously you'll need to tidy the place up, especially the room that's being advertised....

Signs that 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...

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 know what you’re insurance needs are to make sure you’re fully covered when you move.  Most property owners insure their proper...

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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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