Bad Credit Plagues House Hunters

Jyothi Kumar, pictured with her daughter Angel, 2, lived with friends for months before finding a house 2 weeks ago. Photo/John Borren

Families with bad credit are struggling to find accommodation in the Bay as rents skyrocket and agencies report a chronic shortage of properties. One company told the Bay of Plenty Times Weekend it had no rentals on its books due to demand while a social service organisation said three families a day were seeking help.

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The Dangers of Doorstep Sales

Cindy Tukaki on her front door step. Photo: Bruce Barnard.

Would you sign up to buy a new TV, when the contract requires 35 weekly instalments before you even get to switch it on?

One door-to-door sales company’s tactics have Tauranga Budget Advice Service so concerned, they’ve lodged a complaint with the Commerce Commission.

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