The first place to start is to look a the two main Australian Real Estate web sites to help you set your budget and to know what is out there. You are not able to apply for a property unless an authorised person has inspected the property on your behalf which is when you contact Sydney Rental Search - but - to get started check these two web sites first:-
You need to search these web sites every day because a property can disappear within 24 hours as that is how quickly some homes are snapped up. Also, many properties listed on these sites are old listings which means they are no longer available. Even though there are photos on the sites often they only provide 1-5 phots and sometimes these are inaccurate.
(When Sydney Rental Search inspects a property for you we take somewhere between 30 - 100 photos per property and you know these will be real and accurate).
Hint 3. Be prepared
To apply for a rental property you will be asked for various forms of identification so get any documents together that will show the following:
1. State proof of identity 2. Show current and previous residential history be it rental or ownership 3. Provide proof of income 4.Provide character references
(Sydney Rental Search provides application guidelines for all our customers)
Hint 4. Securing the property
When you have been advised that you are the successful applicant of the property you will be asked to pay an amount of at least one week's rent within 24 hours so you need to be prepared with an Australian Bank Account to either do a transfer to the Real Estate Agent or be able to arrange for a cash deposit, bank draft or money order.
(Sydney Rental Search can assist you in this process)
Hint 5. The Lease
The office of Fair Trading provides you details of the lease and your rights. You should read the details in the following link to ensure you are informed of your rights as a tenant
Office of Fair Trading
Hint 6. Utilities
Getting everything connected in your new home is easy - one call, one company connects all your utilities. One easy step to connect your gas, electricity, telephone and water
Once you have been there a little while and have more history on your expenditure we can look at your rates to see if you can negotiate something more suitable to your needs.
Hint 7. Your Computer & Mobile Phone
There are many one-stop shops around to help you with a wireless connection for your computer and also your local mobile phone needs.
Make a good back-up of your computer files a week before you move as lost data is a common casualty in house moves. Should you need assistance in setting up your computer for a home office or if it needs a 'check up' contact Mosaic IT
Hint 8. Packing
Affordable and environmentally responsible hassle free packaging. is available in Sydney through Boxsmart Carton Rental. They reduce the stress and expense of moving with free delivery of all you need to pack, move or store - depend on Boxsmart’s prompt delivery and pick-up service.
Also, do not forget to label all boxes. If you're doing your own packing colour code the boxes and assign a different colour to each room.
Hint 9. Get yourself organised.
A Little Elf is renowned to be one of Sydney's best Organising Companies. They can put systems in place to get your new home organised and implement systems so that your home also stays that way. A Little Elf is highly recommended by many who have used their service so please check their web site and give them a call:-
A Little Elf
Hint 10. Time
Allow more time than you think is needed. Things can take longer than anticipated or than they 'should'. Remember to organise redirection of mail, book the Removalist well in advance (or we can arrange that for you) and re-confirm details with the Removalist 48 hours prior to your move (some have a habit of double-booking or forgetting to show up!)
To avoid any hiccups - use a Removal Company you have been referred to or trust - Interstate Furniture Removals is an Australia wide service operated by professional interstate removalists you can trust.
Interstate Furniture Removals
Hint 11. Confused?
There is a lot of work involved in finding a new home to rent in Sydney and in many ways the processes, strategies, rules and procedures are very different to other countries and other cities in Australia. So to stop the confusion and stressful situations - contact Sydney Rental Search today and we will give you a helping hand with which of our Search Packages is right for you.
Call: 0405 632 737
or (+61 2) 9389 2523