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MikeW

How long to find 6 month rental

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Hi,

 

Our flights are booked for Sat 25th June from Manchester to Sydney to myself, wife and 2 children.

 

We are planning on staying in Sydney for a night or two before heading to Canberra.

 

I will start work the following Monday. I'm looking into short term furnished rental until I can secure a 6 month house rental.

 

My question is, how long would it take for us to find a 6 month rental? Is this something we should be able to do over 2-3 weekends? Or is the rental market so competitive it may take much longer?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike.

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I believe it's a lot of leg work, but maybe it's quieter as it's winter out there. I'm sure there are lots of people on here who can advise you better tho', good luck


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Hi Mike.

 

We are heading out in October and are staying in a holiday rental for the first 4 weeks and are hoping that is enough time to secure a longer term rental. I'd be interested to know how long it takes you when you arrive.

 

Good luck with the move.

 

thanks

Claire


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Allow 4 weeks to be safe, we struggled to find a place in Feb last year but decided to move again last month & found it much easier - even managing to haggle prices down a little.

Make sure that the house your going for is heated though - aircon you can get by without but it gets very cold here.


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And ideally go for both!! I couldn't survive without either.....:biglaugh:

 

This is a better time to look I think. We looked in March and it was horrendous. Have a look at http://www.allhomes.com.au/ and you'll get an idea for what's about. Canberra has a pretty competitive market overall.


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Hi Claire

We arrived here September 12 2009 & moved into our first long term rental 10 October. It is possible but you need to make sure you have all your relevant papers etc ready & email them on as soon as you find a property. Unfortunately October is the start of the rental mad rush in Canberra but if your ready you'll manage it.

 

Jacqui

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It all depends on how picky you are - and how prepared and how much you are intending to pay. This is a better time of year to be looking - it gets harder in October through to March. It also depends on how attractive you make yourself look to prospective landlords - having Aus references certainly helps in that regard.

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