Nelson - Tasman Housing
The region offers a wide range of accommodation options, from suburban homes in the compact but vibrant city of Nelson to small rural lifestyle blocks.
Looking for general housing information?
Coastal properties are particularly popular but there is a growing demand for bush blocks, especially if they're on a river or stream.
To find rental houses available in the area you can look online, in local newspapers or the Property Press magazine, or on social websites like Neighbourly.
Trade Me Property - advertises a large number of properties to rent in Nelson Tasman.
MBIE Market Rents - lists the average weekly rent being charged for properties in Nelson Tasman.
MBIE Tenancy Information - contains information about your rights and obligations when renting a property in New Zealand.
Trade Me - find houses to buy in Nelson Tasman.
Quotable Value (QV) - search and compare average house prices in the Nelson Tasman region.
Sorted - information on getting a mortgage in New Zealand.
Real Estate - has the country’s most comprehensive selection of real estate listings online.
Before you buy a property you should check its Land Information Memorandum (LIM). LIMs provide comprehensive information about the land and buildings on a particular property. A LIM report can be purchased from the local council.
Rates are the taxes levied by councils to help fund the work they do locally. You can find out what the rates are going to be on a property you may be considering buying.
Utilities and services
There are many options for phone and internet providers. See more information about mobile, phone and internet providers on our Getting Connected page.
Electricity and gas
Electricity Authority - find all the power companies to choose from in Nelson Tasman.
Consumer Powerswitch - compare all your gas and electricity options.
Some cities and towns charge homeowners for their water use, as measured by a water meter. Use this site to estimate what your water rates may be.
Rubbish and recyling
Information about roadside rubbish collection and recycling can be found on your local council website.