Rate My Flat (RMF) is a website with an online database of rental properties that are rated by their previous tenants - so future tenants know what they are getting before signing on the dotted line.
With a vision to see kiwis living in homes that meet their needs now and into the future, the Rate My Flat website aims to provide useful, truthful and objective information so tenants can make better informed decisions when flat-hunting.
The site also provides useful home improvement information for both tenants and property owners to help landlords and tenants make their houses warmer, healthier and more energy efficient.
"Rate My Flat is determined to help improve rental housing across New Zealand and empower tenants to make better-informed decisions," says the team of four flatmates and good friends, who are working towards completing their degrees at Otago University.
Taking a non-biased view, RMF is also committed to working alongside property owners or property managers to showcase and celebrate improvements they make in their properties. "We allow property owners to have a right of response to any feedback and ratings that their property receives."
Currently all profits are reinvested into the venture.