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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Cheltenham UK

    Default Renting/letting in Christchurch - where to start ...


    finally arrived in NZ (currently in auckland, making out way slowly to Christchurch in the next couple of weeks).

    We've decided on a long term let (6months) in Christchurch, somewhere on the coast - So Sumner and North Brighton look like good choices - any other recomendations ?

    We are looking for a 2bed/part furnished/unfurnished... nothing fancy.

    Are the letting agents any good ? or is it worth scanning the local paper?

    What sort of price can we expect to pay ?

    Cheers for now


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Inland Canterbury, NZ


    Hi Ben,

    You might also want to look at Redcliffs and Mount Pleasant which are areas near to Sumner on the City side, or perhaps Scarborough / Taylors Mistake which are on and over the hill overlooking Sumner.

    I suggest you get hold of The Press when in Christchurch - Wed's and Saturdays are best for accommodation/rentals.

    In Sumner you are looking around $350 for a 2/3 bed house and VERY rarely available are apartments for approx $300/320. Grab a paper, make a schedule of viewings then just spend the day driving around - you'll need to see a few I can guarantee that - and read this forum carefully so you know what to expect from NZ rentals.

    Redcliffs/Mt Pleasant are around the same price. North Brighton will be cheaper.

    Do you have anywhere to stay while you look around? If not, Kiwi may be able to help, perhaps drop her a PM?

    Hope that helps.


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