We found a rental in the first week but couldnt move in for 3 weeks!!!! We only had the short term rental for 2 weeks but then struggled to find anywhere else to rent for the additional 2 weeks as the Ashes were on ... pesky cricket! Luckily the landlord had a house he was about to renovate so we dossed in there.
Once we were accepted for the house we hot footed it round to the school with the rental agreement and Lewis started the following Monday. I then spent the next 2 weeks driving from one side of the city to the other taking him to and from school.
Where we were looking was / is highly sort after so competition was tough. The only reason i think we got the house was because it was a 10 month lease so no one really wanted it.
Good luck in your search xxxx