A new website wants to give tenants the “inside scoop” on rental properties before they sign up to a lease – but market commentators are sceptical about whether it will work.

Flatreview.nz has launched, targeting tenants. It records property ratings against warmth, dampness, noise, location and the resolution of timely maintenance requests by the landlord.

“We are excited about creating more transparency within the rental market, allowing potential tenants to review previous tenants’ experiences before signing up to live in a property,” said founder Aaron Yee.

“With the increasing number of people turning to fixed-term tenancy agreements, platforms like this offer a sense of fairness and transparency for potential renters.”


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