Airbnb operators are leaving the short-stay market to give Taupō rental-seekers some relief. However, the supply of empty rental homes in Taupo are still very few.

Most Taupō rentals spend less than a week on the market, Leanne Hall from The Property Store says, “We’re only having to show a property once.”

“Landlords now have plenty of tenants to choose from – and they’re quality tenants.”

Many of the houses joining the rental market for the first time were previously holiday homes, Hall said.

“Probably 80 per cent have said, ‘I’ve had it as a holiday home, but it’s just too hard. Can you just rent it out?’,” Hall said.

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