When and where to look
Not sure where to start? Get an idea of when and where to look for a flat.
Start searching early
If you plan on going flatting at the start of the University year you should begin your search early, especially as there could be many other students looking at the same time. However, it’s important to remember when looking early that rental periods on most leases begin straight away. This means that in order to secure a flat, you may have to begin paying rent before the semester starts.
The most popular website for finding rental listings in Auckland is Trademe.
If you are interested in finding online search options other than Trademe, such as a real estate agency, realestate.co.nz is a great resource as well.
Word of mouth
Chatting to friends and other University of Auckland students is another great way to find private accommodation. Landlords often prefer to let to someone referred by an existing tenant and you never know who might be looking for an extra flatmate.