PHOTO: MONIQUE FORD/STUFF – Victoria University student Simran Rughani has been looking for a flat since October, and said a room for under $200 a week was hard to find.
The days of being able to find a room in a Wellington rental for less than $200 a week are becoming a thing of the past, flat hunters say.
In November 2016 there were 1930 available rentals in the capital being advertised on Trade Me. This year, there were only 560, meaning rental availability had fallen 71 per cent.
The real winners are the city’s landlords, who experts say could raise rents even more in 2018.
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