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Office Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-4.30pm Wednesday
Phone: +64 4 801 5799 x 63344
These are just a few things to keep in mind as you will want to make sure whatever their lifestyle, that you can live with them.
Once you have your new flatmates and have signed a lease for a flat, there are a number of useful things needed to set up the flat.
Bond is money that a landlord can ask tenants to pay as security when they move into a property. The Bond is held by Tenancy Services and can be used to cover unpaid rent, damage to the property or any claim relating to the tenancy. If you’re a tenant and you properly look after your property, and pay your rent in full, you should get your bond refunded after you move out.
It is a good idea to set up a flat bank account when you move in together so it is easy to pay all the groceries and bills. Everyone can pitch in a certain amount per week and this gets distributed among the bills. Ensure everyone has their name on the account so you can all see the transactions going in and out.
Before you move into a new flat, you will need to check whether it runs on electricity or gas, or both. To set up your power account, choose the best company and plan for your situation. Some companies offer free credit if a friend refers you.
Powerswitch is a great place to start comparing companies and finding the best prices in Wellington.
If you don't want to be spending every minute on campus, you'll be needing a reliable internet source. Depending on how much you use the internet for and how many people you are sharing it with, you may want to look into getting a plan that offers unlimited data.
Broadband Compare is a great starting point for finding the best deals in Wellington for internet, and seeing if you property can get Fibre!
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Last updated on Tuesday 05 December 2017
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