April 2016 rental report

Find out how the average rent for Auckland properties has changed over the past year and which areas are performing the best.

Compared to April 2015, the average weekly rent for one bedroom properties has risen by 4.7% (from $318 to $333), two bedroom by 6.5% (from $400 to $426), three bedroom by 4.9% (from $488 to $512), four bedroom by 4.4% (from $617 to $644) and five or more bedroom by 4.8% (from $766 to $803).

Central Auckland (mainly apartments) remains the most expensive part of Auckland to rent a smaller sized property (one, two and three bedroom).

The Eastern Suburbs maintains its place as the most expensive area for larger properties (4+ bedrooms).

The annual increase across Auckland this month (compared to April 2015) was 5.8%. Rental prices on the North Shore increased the least, with 4.3% growth in 12 months. South Auckland saw the greatest growth at 7.9%.

The average rent in Auckland is now $512 per week.

Average weekly rent received across Auckland

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Number of bedrooms
1 2 3 4 5+
Central Auckland $367 $533 $878 $560 $810
Central Suburbs $332 $451 $583 $753 $959
Eastern Suburbs $338 $461 $612 $800 $1,102
Franklin/Manukau Rural $276 $328 $405 $515 $657
North Shore $358 $438 $549 $691 $825
Pakuranga/Howick $308 $410 $513 $636 $754
Rodney $322 $396 $485 $612 $732
South Auckland $296 $365 $448 $547 $667
West Auckland $295 $383 $464 $562 $714
Auckland average $333 $426 $512 $644 $803

Number of rental properties by number of rooms

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Number of bedrooms
1 2 3 4 5+
Central Suburbs 351 949 977 405 102
Eastern Suburbs 165 485 552 238 76
Franklin/Manukau Rural 24 131 378 231 34
North Shore 81 547 869 418 149
Pakuranga/Howick 19 170 413 282 101
Rodney 56 176 363 222 49
South Auckland 173 561 1,063 407 167
West Auckland 108 328 932 258 70
Total 1,309 3,547 5,568 2,462 750

Source: Barfoot & Thompson new and current tenancies as at 1 May 2016 compared to new and current tenancies as at 1 May 2015. Excludes Northland and Commercial. Suburbs with less than four tenancies not included.

For more information contact a property manager or to find out how much rent you can achieve, ask for a rental appraisal.

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