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Hi All

We just landed yesterday From Pretoria in Melbourne taking a short detour to Adelaide.

Will it be possible for us to rent a home in Adelaide as new migrants?

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Hi All

We just landed yesterday From Pretoria in Melbourne taking a short detour to Adelaide.

Will it be possible for us to rent a home in Adelaide as new migrants?

Welcome in Aus, phew - these questions should have been asked before you leave, but hey, everyone is different. It's a very competitive market out there when you want a rental home. Firstly you need some references, pay slips ets. BUT, it can be done without - you need to talk to the agent. Remember, viewing times are only 10-15 min - you have round about 20+ people looking at the house and then the owner/agent decides who they want.

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Most rental agencies will have a tenancy application form on their website which will lay out what information is required when you want to apply for a rental property. You would have had to inspect the property before you can apply. We've found that, especially in cases where a lot of people are looking at a property and it seems in quite a good condition, it might be worth your while to offer a $5 extra per week in rent - sometimes it is something as small as this that would clinch te deal. When we applied for our first rental property, we also included photos of our house - just to give the landlord and agent some sort of an idea of how we lived and in what kind of state the house was in. You can also apply for more than one house at a time.

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Most rental agencies will have a tenancy application form on their website which will lay out what information is required when you want to apply for a rental property. You would have had to inspect the property before you can apply. We've found that, especially in cases where a lot of people are looking at a property and it seems in quite a good condition, it might be worth your while to offer a $5 extra per week in rent - sometimes it is something as small as this that would clinch te deal. When we applied for our first rental property, we also included photos of our house - just to give the landlord and agent some sort of an idea of how we lived and in what kind of state the house was in. You can also apply for more than one house at a time.

In WA you need to give one weeks rent with your application, if you are the chosen one and you don't want the rental anymore you loose the money.... If you don't get it, you'll get your money back. We lived in QLD before and they didn't do this. Was quite shocked!

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