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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Alison Mau: Flatmate boundaries are the new casualty of the housing crisis | Stuff.co.nz

Alison Mau: Flatmate boundaries are the new casualty of the housing crisis | Stuff.co.nz: The housing crisis has robbed a lot of people of security and dignity - and where an opportunity arises, there will always be someone ready to exploit. That landlords are advertising cheap, or free, rent in exchange for sex, is just the latest horror scenario.

You know, it could, on the surface, sound pretty straightforward. You're a student in one of New Zealand's big cities, finding accommodation is a proper nightmare; answer an ad from a lonely guy wanting "company," and bingo! Get a roof over your head.