Are there any difficulties when it comes to New Zealand rental house? Experiences of renting a house in New Zealand will be very valuable for people when you visit this land. In this article, All Know-How will show you how to rent a house in New Zealand.
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Experiences Of Renting A House
In New Zealand, the landlord leases houses weekly, and the price depends on where you live. The price of renting houses in the city will be more expensive than that in the country.
There are two ways of renting a house:
1. Renting a house directly from the landlord
2. Renting a house via a broker
Normally, people prefer to rent a house in the first way to save money as they do not need to pay to the broker. However, we prefer to rent in the other way. Despite paying a little money to the broker, we can have problems repaired quickly during the tenancy period. In addition, the broker also helps you check the house’s history such as whether the house is good, the landlords support to repair the problems during the tenancy period or not.
The Price Of Renting A House
The price includes:
– 2 weeks of prepaid rent
– 4 weeks of deposit.
– 1 week of the broker fee
We find that the landlords do not limit the number of people who live in the house. But we would like to rent a room for comfort. Usually, for saving money, people often rent a whole house, then share a room for one or two tenants. Sometimes, they lease the living room to save more money.
Beside the renting price, we also have to pay other costs such as electricity, cable TV or the Internet costs. However, during the tenancy period, we do not need to pay for the water cost. This is because the tax that the landlords pay quarterly to the tax department includes the water cost.
In New Zealand, houses for lease are usually empty, sometimes with full furniture. Though houses are empty, basic furniture including curtains, water heater, dishwashers, heaters /fireplaces /heating systems is available. Especially, during the tenancy period, if our furniture gets problems, we can have them repaired without any payment. The landlords will pay for the repair costs.
Note: During the tenancy period, we have rights to use our houses. Landlords neither have rights to enter our land or houses we are renting nor ask neighbors about how we live. If they are detected, they will be fined up to 4000 Nzd. They must contact we and get our agreement on the time of visit before visiting our houses.
We hope that these above experiences of renting a house in New Zealand will be valuable and helpful for anyone who wants to live or visit this place.