Newtown flat

PHOTO: A group of Wellington renters have been living with holes in their bathroom floor and a bug infestation. Source: 1 NEWS

Not only is this Newtown flat mouldy and damp, a group of women have been living with holes in their bathroom floor for more six months – something that was promised to be fixed by mid-March.

The home is rented for $870 per week as a four-bedroom house. Property websites OneRoof and list the home as a two-bedroom property.

Piper Clare and Samantha Brown told 1 NEWS they felt like they’d hit brick walls every time they asked for things to be fixed.

“It doesn’t seem to be an urgent problem to them,” Clare said.

One of the four flatmates who did not want to be identified also received blisters from a suspected lax beetle infestation.

The blisters became infected while healing. It meant the woman had to take a course of antibiotics prescribed by her doctor.

Since the women lodged a complaint about the house to the company managing it, 1 NEWS understands the business has said it will reimburse the tenant for her medical bills, telling the women it was “unfortunate” the tenant had suffered the blisters.

The property is managed by boutique Wellington realty business Lowe & Co.

1 NEWS can reveal the owners of the property both work for the company, too.