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scubacam

Renting in NSW without a work contract

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Hi all,

We are coming in March /April 2020.

We are bringing all our money which is enough to buy a house should we want to. But we want to rent first. We’re coming over with two children and my husband is the earner as our second child was just born two weeks ago. He wants to take 4-6 weeks off when we first get there , settling and spending quality time with us. But we hope to have a rental by then. Will bank statements be enough to secure it ? Ie possibly no work contract.

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41 minutes ago, scubacam said:

 

Hi all,

We are coming in March /April 2020.

We are bringing all our money which is enough to buy a house should we want to. But we want to rent first. We’re coming over with two children and my husband is the earner as our second child was just born two weeks ago. He wants to take 4-6 weeks off when we first get there , settling and spending quality time with us. But we hope to have a rental by then. Will bank statements be enough to secure it ? Ie possibly no work contract.

When we moved states, we offered six months rent up front, no problem and no documents etc. asked for.
Agent just happy to have the cash !


Left UK 1990 / WA for 28 years / UK / returning to Australia August 2020.

 

 

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Most people book short term/ furnished / holiday accommodation for their first 3 or 4 weeks, this gives you time to look around and find a suitable longer term rental house. There are quite a few threads on here about what paperwork to have ready to submit with a rental application, but a covering letter explaining your new to the country, job seeking etc seems to work well. Realestate.com will give you a guide to longer term rentals and sites like Air BnB, Stayz etc are good for short term rentals.

Cal x


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12 hours ago, scubacam said:

He wants to take 4-6 weeks off when we first get there , settling and spending quality time with us. But we hope to have a rental by then. 

Do you mean you're hoping to find a rental before you arrive?   Don't!  It's a recipe for disaster.  Photos on realestate.com.au and domain.com.au are shamelessly doctored to make properties look larger and in better condition than they really are.  If you sign a six-month agreement without a personal inspection, you risk being stuck in an absolute dump.    Instead, book a holiday flat for 4 weeks to give you time to find a place.

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Do you mean you're hoping to find a rental before you arrive?   Don't!  It's a recipe for disaster.  Photos on realestate.com.au and domain.com.au are shamelessly doctored to make properties look larger and in better condition than they really are.  If you sign a six-month agreement without a personal inspection, you risk being stuck in an absolute dump.    Instead, book a holiday flat for 4 weeks to give you time to find a place.



Definitely holiday home first but if we’re lucky and find a place quickly it’s whether or not they want proof of a job or is bank statements enough

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5 minutes ago, scubacam said:

 

 


Definitely holiday home first but if we’re lucky and find a place quickly it’s whether or not they want proof of a job or is bank statements enough

 

 

A copy of a healthy bank statement will do if you have not got a job.

Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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10 hours ago, scubacam said:

Definitely holiday home first but if we’re lucky and find a place quickly it’s whether or not they want proof of a job or is bank statements enough

 

 

It's not like the UK (where bank statements mean nothing if you haven't got a credit score).   They may well be satisfied with a bank statement, but if not, you can offer to pay six months rent upfront and that will do the trick.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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On 18/11/2019 at 00:49, scubacam said:

 Will bank statements be enough to secure it ? Ie possibly no work contract.

Hello

Money talks 🙂

Simply offer to pay rent in advance, show them your bank statements,  and explain your situation.

If you were taking a six month lease and offered to pay 3 - 6 months rent in advance, they are hardly going to say no (well they may but unlikely)

Apart from being able to pay the rent, most landlords are concerned about renters throwing parties and trashing the place, so present yourself well and professionally to make that good first  impression.

Written or verbal character references could also work in your favour.

Whatever you do, do not take a place unseen via the internet. You could of course get somewhere nice, but real estate agents have an uncanny knack of making a pig sty look like a palace with online photos.

 

 

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