Rentals

A group of students renting a house together is called ‘flatting’ in New Zealand. Flatting is a good cost-effective option for experienced, independent students. 

You and your flatmates will have to source your own furniture, pay the power, water, and internet bills, do your own grocery shopping, cooking, laundry and cleaning so we recommend flatting for responsible students only with good English and living skills, e.g. cooking, cleaning, budgeting.

The cost of flatting varies depending on your desired standard of housing, location and the number of students living together. Usually a refundable bond and letting fee also need to be paid.

It can take some time to find the right flat and flatmates you get on with so it’s best to book temporary accommodation for when you first arrive.

Property

Local rental properties

2-4 bedroom suburban homes listed by real estate agents on the open market

Cost

From $350/week + bond + letting fee

1 tenant per bedroom only except in master bedroom

Fixed term lease applies

NZ rental history and proof of income usually required

Rooms

2-4 bedroom houses

Unfurnished suburban homes normally.

Stove provided, usually no other appliances supplied

Meals

Not included

Keep your living costs down by doing your own cooking

Walk to local takeaway and shops

Transport

Not Included

Some homes with garaging and off-street parking

Bus/walk to campus/town

Internet

Not included

Internet at tenants’ expense, to be connected by tenants

Normally ultra-fast internet ready via fibre optics

Electricity

Not included

Electricity at tenants’ expense, to be (re)connected by tenants

Laundry

Not included

Water at tenants expense

Washing machine and dryer not installed

Cleaning

Not included

Tenants responsible for all cleaning

Maintenance/lawn normally landlord/lady responsibility

Smoking

Not permitted

No smoking inside, most rentals don’t allow outside smoking either

Pets

Not permitted

No pets allowed. Some rentals allow some pets by special arrangement only

Security

Good

Mostly fenced, locked entrances, secure windows.

Suitability

Independent students over 18 years

Recommended for very mature students with strong English and living skills, e.g. cooking, budgeting.

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Contact

Accommodation Coordinator
Accommodation Coordinator

The Accommodation Coordinator can help you with information and advice on the different accommodation options available.

Contact the Accommodation Coordinator