I've never started a post on here before but here goes. We are a family of four moving to Adelaide Jan/Feb 2013, we were just costing everything up and it has come up quiet a bit more than we expected! A short term fully furnished rental is so expensive, we have cost it for 8 weeks, in Happy Valley, Flagstaff, Aberfoyle area. Is eight weeks too long? We have seen long term rentas advertised but are unsure if we could secure one in less than 8 weeks?? Any comments/experiences would be greatly appriciated!
These are our costs for the first 12 weeks (not including shopping, utilities, car insurance/tax etc) :
Shipping £4000 (full container)
Short term fully furnished rental for 8 weeks £3,900
Car renal for 4 weeks £580
Long term rental bond and 1 month of rent £2190
Car purchase £5000
Grand total £18,470
Is this realistic? Do you have to pay more rent upfront for a long term rental?