PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES New rules for the housing market are designed to stop as many movements as possible for the next three months.

A Wellington couple say they have been left with little option but to move house during lockdown, even though it goes against official Government advice.

Jolene and her partner, who did not want to be identified while they are in the process of moving, signed up for a new, cheaper rental property for their family before the country shifted into alert level four.

They have paid the deposit and bond for their new home, and took over the tenancy on April 2.

The tenancy on their existing property finishes on April 11.

Jolene said they called the police, Tenancy Services and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development trying to get someone to tell them what they should do.


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