Hope all is well.
I have arrived in Sydney a few days back and living at a hotel. Trying to get an apartment asap. I'm very new to how apartment search works here. I did do about 5 inspections and applied 3 places. One of the agents is asking for a holding fee i.e 1 weeks rent. Is that a common practice?
Also I am doing a job search right now, so that makes it a little tough to get an apt too. That's why I've applied for 3 places. Any feedback or tips on apt searching for newbies would be helpful.