rental property


PHOTO: JOE LLOYD/STUFF Kay Pastorius-Waller and Joe Waller disabled the locks on their rental property in the middle of the night after finding it on TradeMe, advertised as four ‘mini apartments’.

A Nelson couple made an early morning dash to disable their rental property’s locks after discovering it was being sublet on TradeMe as four “mini-apartments”.

The couple were “horrified” to see the bedrooms in their house, which they had hoped would be rented to a family, listed as containing kitchenettes with a jug, mini-oven and hob.

The rental income from the individual tenancies was almost twice the amount the couple had agreed on with their property manager, Annabel Black.

Joe Waller and his wife Kay Pastorius-Waller said they signed a management agreement regarding their property with Black in April.