Rental listing

PHOTO: Wellington, NZ

A $400 per week flatshare in Wellington is being described as “awful” by renting advocates, as the existing flatmate won’t allow any potential roommate to be there during the daylight hours.

The listing for the 22sqm bedroom at the top of Cuba St strictly specifies any flatmate would be “a matured professional” – who is almost never home.

“I use this space for my personal purposes ONLY during the day between 9 am 3 pm Mon to Friday and that needs to remain exclusively for my use.”

The flatmate would also never touch the desk in the bedroom as this is for the existing flatmate’s use “ONLY”.

“I am in my fifties and have my own businesses­. I act my age and expect others to do the same!” the listing reads.

On top of the $400 price tag, the laundry in the building is coin-operated.

$400 Wellington property listing demands flatmate leave house six hours a day Photo Credit: Trade Me