A group of students about to launch a site allowing students
to rate the quality of Dunedin flats claims to have signed up
more than 1000 tenants.
Geography student Letisha Nicholas said the group's ''Rate My
Flat'' website - which launched at the end of last month -
would allow students to be more discerning when choosing a
''Basically, it's a website where tenants can rate their flat
on a number of criteria, including warmth [and] landlord
''The idea being that other tenants can then go and see how
the house performs in the depths of winter ... to see what
it's like before you sign the lease.''
Science communication student Lindsey Horne said the website
was not about landlord bashing and good landlords would
actually benefit from the site.
''It's a really great place for landlords to showcase and
celebrate their well-maintained properties,'' she said.
More than 1000 tenants had already rated their flats and the
group hoped to have the majority of Dunedin student flats
rated soon, she said.