How Much Rent Can You Afford?

This is really important! You want to be able to enjoy yourself and not be spread too thin.

Before applying for a property, take a moment to think about all of your expenses and how much rent you can afford to pay.

Most people aim to spend 35% or less of their take home income on rent.

Take a moment and have a serious think about what you can really afford before signing a tenancy agreement.  This is a legally binding document.

If you’re having trouble paying rent or other expenses you might be able to get financial help.

There are several types of financial help available through Work and Income, Senior Services, StudyLink and for people on low incomes.

Go to the Ministry of Social Development’s website to find out more.

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When you decide to rent our your Wanaka property you have to consider all the responsibilities you have as a landlord.

Landlords have quite significant responsibilities but we’ve broken it down to a basic list of ten.

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Long Term Rental vs Short Term Holiday Home Rental

We have a lot of clients asking us for our opinion on whether they should rent their house out long term or do shorter-term holiday rentals.

Normally this is a topic which is very much dependent on your personal circumstances and will typically come down to your preferences. When making the decision on which is most suited to you there are a couple of things that you should consider.

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