Hi all. We are looking to make the permanent move over on January 9th next year, and are unsure how to proceed with rentals.
While we would like to get a long term rental ASAP, we will have our container coming so will need an unfurnished place, but then we will need to buy essentials from ikea to stock it prior to our container arriving. With this in mind we were thinking of getting arrival accommodation for a few weeks, with maybe a weeks overlap with our long term rental so that we can get stuff like a couple of beds etc and its ready to move into with the kids.
the problem we are facing is that it's high season and despite the help of people on here offering discounts, the prices are prohibitively expensive for holiday rentals. One estate agent has offered to do a property finding service for 550 dollars, so we could maybe get away with just a couple of nights in a hotel if we have accommodation lined up.
How long is it likely to take to find and get the keys to a long term rental? Also Does anyone have any advice on securing cheaper arrival accommodation, or should I just take the hit and book something?