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Hi,

 

were hoping to move to Aus around September time this year. Were moving to the north of Brisbane and will be renting for the first year. Would like to know what other charges to expect when renting apart from utility bills, Gas, Elec etc Any information will be appreciated!!

 

kind regards, Troy

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Hi Troy

 

When renting you are liable for -

Electric & Gas

Telephone & Internet (if a new house you may also be expected to pay for the connection)

Contents Inusrance (landlord pays buildings)

Water charges (not al tenants pay this it really depends on the owner/agent)

 

Cal x


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Hi,

 

were hoping to move to Aus around September time this year. Were moving to the north of Brisbane and will be renting for the first year. Would like to know what other charge to expect when renting? Any information will be appreciated!!

 

kind regards, Troy

 

Nothing out of the ordinary. You will pay bills, utilities, telephone etc.

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Hi,

 

were hoping to move to Aus around September time this year. Were moving to the north of Brisbane and will be renting for the first year. Would like to know what other charges to expect when renting apart from utility bills, Gas, Elec etc Any information will be appreciated!!

 

kind regards, Troy

 

 

 

If it is a property within a body corporate (ie a group of houses sharing common facilities/grounds), then the body corporate charges will be the responsibility of the owner not the tenant. Just in case someone tries to tell you otherwise!

 

Ken

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I agree with all of the above. I own several properties - a couple that I rent out. The tenant gets quite a good deal. You will pay the rent, you will most likely be required to take contents insurance (but that depends on the agent - however, it is clearly sensible to take it unless you are non-materialistic and don't own much). As has been stated, if it is a brand new build then you "may" have to pay the connection charge for telephone (it depends on how benevolent the landlord is - I would send them the bill anyway as the agent will often reimburse you), you WILL have to pay internet connection charge. You DON'T pay connection charges for gas, electricity and water nor the quarterly standing charges. In Queensland, that has to be met by the landlord. You WILL pay consumption charges for gas, electricity and water. You WON'T pay rates.

 

The bond (deposit) is generally 2 weeks rent but could be up to 4 weeks. No more. These rules are set by the government and your bond will be lodged into a government controlled fund, not kept by the agent or landlord. That way you know it will be there when you come to leave the poperty.

 

In a quiet market you can haggle on the rent and knock them down. In a busy market you may have to offer a premium over the advertised rent to secure the property. The Brisbane market is busy right now due to the displaced families following the floods. It took out a couple of suburbs that had a lot of rental properties so the tenants have had to relocate to other (drier) properties. It should all have settled down by September and generally, the peak time for people moving is September trough to December, so there should be places on offer.

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