Rental needed urgently!
We arrived in Adelaide on Friday, and we're in our OAA.. which is awful! Camping would have been a sight better! So we're looking to get into somewhere REALLY quickly! We haven't even unpacked our suitcases yet!!!
We're struggling to find somewhere to rent, and seem to miss all the open days! Does anyone have any tips, or know of anything coming available, which isn't directly under a flight path (we saw one yesterday, but the planes were literally coming into land over the rooftop!
We're looking to be within commutable distance to Adelaide, but not really sure where else to look.
Hope you can help!
Lisa & Rich.
Hi Lisa & Rich,
Originally Posted by Lisajonesey
Know how you feel - our OAA sucked too! Buy the Advertiser newspaper on saturday early morning, this has loads of rentals and some openings. Look on realestate.com (library computer if you don't have one yet), again in the mornings as you might miss openings. You'll need to take your passports, job details (payslips) bank details, medicare number, rental reference - this is essential (if you don't have one -fake it!)some agencies ask for birth certificates too(?). Then you can apply for the rental as soon as you see it. Or you can just go to real estate agents in the area you like, they often have a printout in a tray outside their offices. Pretty much anywhere along the tram route or near a train station is good for the city, or why not in the city? Beach is great too, Semaphore, Glenelg, Brighton. Can't type anymore 3 year old driving me nuts!
I don't know if this will help you but if you were looking to rent longer term then we are moving out of a rental in South Plympton middle of July - we arranged a rental for a year from Dec.08 (to secure the rental) but have now bought a house in Somerton Park, the rental is $410/week (not cheap I know) but it's a large 4 bed,2 bathroom property in a nice close, good neighbours and convenient for most places. Hope this may be of interest for you,
Eeek, this is why I didn't even think about OAA. Try contacting Donna Jacob, she works for Walsh Real Estate email@example.com or 0409 472188. We rented a furnished unit from her when we arrived for 8 weeks and the place was ideal in terms of size, location and facilities. She has loads of properties and I'm sure she will be able to help you. Obviously it won't be as cheap as OAA but then you have already found out why that is LOL!
It might just buy you some time rather than rushing into a longer term let when you have just arrived and are probably really jetlagged.
Ours will be available from 21st July. It's in Dernancourt and has a pool. $385 per week. Open viewing on Saturday. PM me if you want to know more.
Hi there - My 2 bedroom furnished place at Hallett Cove (with lovely ocean views from front) will be vacant from Friday 26 June if you are interested in temporary accomm until you find something. Check out my website www.margaritasplace.com.au Cheers and good luck
Aw guys thats crap.... :(
Hope you get sorted, check out the advertiser, real estate.com and have a look on here too.
Good luck xxxxx
Hi,we were exactly the same last september,panicking over it all,we phoned Glenelg Letting Agency(on the net)they do a week by week basis which gave us time ,we stayed 2 weeks before we got a rental,not that cheap,but a lovely location to help relieve the stress,good luck,sue.
Go on www.realestate.com.au that has loads of rentals on and when their opens are.