Papakura House in New Zealand offers room for $ 50 a week in exchange for dropping a child into school
Part-house space is advertised for just $ 50 a week – but the successful applicant must bring the landlord’s 10-year-old daughter to SCHOOL
- New Zealand family offering cheap room in exchange for taking a 10 year old child to school
- The room is advertised for $ 50 a week in the three-bedroom house
- Successful applicant would not be protected under the Residential Tenancies Act
A bedroom is offered for rent for just $ 50 a week – but it comes with a snag.
A family offers the cheap room in Auckland, New Zealand, provided that the tenant brings his 10-year-old daughter to school.
“We are a Kiwi family that offers cheap (or free) life to someone who can help drop the school morning,” the advertisement said.
The New Zealand family offers the cheap room (photo) in exchange for taking their 10 year old daughter to school during the week
The new housemate, an ‘honest, mature woman’, should commit to taking the young girl to school on weekdays between 7 AM and 8 AM for the lower rent.
The school is five minutes away from the three-bedroom house and the applicant does not need a driver’s license or car.
The median weekly price of a room in the outskirts of Papakura is $ 210.
Families in New Zealand struggle with the cost of living and offer a cheap one in exchange for some help around the household or with the children.
Applicants must, however, be wary of entering into this type of agreement because it is more regarded as a roommate or boarding school and is not protected under the Residential Tenancies Act.
‘That means that in principle both parties can do what they want. Very often these things start well and then they deteriorate, these agreements, “said Angela Maynard, tenant protection coordinator, to the publication.
“It’s not an ideal arrangement, but it can work for some people.”
She advised all applicants to request a written contract to protect their rights in the event of a dispute.
The family listed the bedroom for $ 50 a week in exchange for help with their daughter’s school dropout