There has been much discussed about the housing crisis in Auckland with prices continually heading north and families renting with pets now being locked out of the market. An unlikely victim of the housing crisis has been the family pet. Throughout Auckland pets are having to be given up as families forced into renting, struggle to find properties because landlords do not want to accommodate pets.
Including the cost of water usage as a portion of the rent is something that’s not common, but is possible and something that can be seen by the prospective tenant as a positive when renting a home.
For the owner, including the cost of water usage allows for a higher rent yield to be achieved, together with the costs for the water being used as a tax deduction. Achieving a higher