Fury as landlord lists room for rent in a GARAGE with bed and table jammed next to parked car

A LANDLORD has been slammed for listing a room to rent in a GARAGE with a bed jammed in right next to a car.

The shocking ad was posted on a Facebook group for renters seeking accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand.

The image showed a small twin-bed, a chair and a table sitting next to a sliver Sedan family car in a home's garage.

It is not known how much the landlord was asking for.

When approached by NZ news outlet Stuff for comment, the homeowner hung up the phone.

The same landlord has since posted another listing for $225-a-week showing different images from the same property.

Renters United spokesman Geordie Rogers said listing was an “unfortunate reality” of the local rental market.

He said: “It comes down to the fact that there aren't enough homes for people and when there aren't enough homes for people those who have access to those homes get to decide where and how people can live."

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Rogers said it's unlikely the garage would meet the building code laws and be considered a bedroom if it were signed under a tenancy contract.

But, it would be legal if it were a private agreement between flatmates, he said.

Auckland Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick branded the advertisement “cooked”.

She said: "Most young Aucklanders, strangely, wouldn't be particularly shocked, given the state of housing that many of us have lived in."

This isn't the first bizarre rental listing in New Zealand.

In September, a landlord was forced to stop renting out a shipping container after the "joke" home was slapped on the market for £200-a-week.

The one-bedroom shack in Wellington hadn't been fully approved by the local council and doesn't have a code of compliance certificate, reports say.

And back in February, a tiny windowless room that barely fits two single beds sparked outrage after being advertised for £84 a week.

The miniature-room at a five-bedroom-home located in Auckland hit the market after being advertised on property website TradeMe.

It was described as "ideal for people who love flatting and making new friends. Additional storage space ( above Kitchen), available to store suitcases."

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