We know finding a flat can be hard, but here are few things to help make the process easier. Remember if you're having trouble with an unhealthy flat, or a dodgy landlord, VUWSA's advocate is here to talk through your options. Just fill out the form at the bottom of this page to make an appointment.
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Do you know you could convince your landlord to insulate your flat? If you have a Community Services Card, your landlord is eligible to receive up to 50% off the cost of insulation for your flat.
Let your landlord know! Download our template letter here (thanks to Sustainability Trust) and make sure your flat is as warm as it can be over the winter.
Other useful documents to help get you in the door:
Bond lodgement form: https://tenancy.govt.nz/assets/Forms-templates/Bond-lodgement-form.pdf
For a flatting cover letter template click here.
For more info on Tenancy head to MBIE's new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tenancynz/
Before you head into the scary world of flat-hunting, it helps to know your rights.
We've put together this guide to help you navigate your way through, from finding a flat to leaving a flat, and everything in between.
If financially, it's all becoming too much, get in touch with the university's financial team and they can help you discuss your options: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/students/money There are special circumstances which means you could be eligible for the Hardship Fund: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/students/money/hardship-fund
If you have any flatting issues that you would like to talk to us about, get in touch with our Advocacy Service.