What happens after you apply for a rental property?

You've put in a rental property application, and you're now waiting to find out if you got the place. So what happens next? Looking for your...

9 strategies to score a rental in a competitive market

Been reading about increasing house prices? As some states struggle with housing affordability, renting is becoming a more appealing option. But in a competitive...

What to Look For When Searching For Your First Rental

Whether you’re fresh out of university or moving out of your parents’ place to go into full-on adult mode, renting a new place that...

How soon should I start searching for rentals?

If your lease is coming to an end, or you're about to rent for the first time, you might wonder about the best time...

Documents you need to apply for a rental property in Australia

When you submit a rental application, you may be asked to attach additional documents. Your future landlord/agent needs more information that will show them...

The pros and cons of periodic agreements

Navigating the Australian rental market isn't easy. Before you begin your search, you need to determine whether you're looking for a short-term or long-term...

Personalise and share your Renter Resume, wherever you go

Finding the right place can be tough under the best of circumstances, and it gets considerably more so when you aren't 100% prepared. Here's...
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What is a rental bond and how does it work?

Time to get down to the nitty-gritty financials – the rental bond. So what is it, and how does it work? Are there options...

Choosing references for your rental application

Found the apartment of your dreams and ready to apply? The rental references you include in your application can make or break the deal,...

Moving from overseas – How to apply for a rental

If you're moving to Australia for the first time and have never had a rental property or owned a home, you should not have...

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