Many people choose to rent a home first and buy later. This gives you a chance to look around and get a feel for different areas before deciding on where to buy.
Rentals are regulated by the government in New Zealand, so you can have confidence in dealing with landlords and property managers. That said, it’s always a good idea to know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant before making a commitment. Tenancy Services is a government agency that can help you with this. For free advice and information on renting, call 0800 836 262, or check their website.
Like anywhere, costs of renting can vary depending on location, size and the condition of the property. As a benchmark, Tenancy Services provide up-to-date market rent information for Wellington suburbs and regions.
To look for a rental property, search our online property listings, which are pulled from Wellington’s own Trade Me Property website.