Ok, so we don't move until the end of March (2015) but i am trying to do as much ground work as possible in the interim.
We will be looking to rent an unfurnished 3 bedroom property in the Port Noarlunga area - Ideally not to far from the beach and with an initial budget of around $330-$350 per week.
Something like this: (as an example)
When we are, say, a month away from moving to Australia, how easy/hard is it to commit to a property from the UK? and what other associated costs are involved. For example - the property in the link above, requires a $1900 bond.
Are there other upfront costs? Is rent paid weekly? what does the rent cover - is it just the property?
Ultimately, what i would like to do, is fly to Australia a week before my wife and children and spend that week furnishing the property and setting up the utilities etc (if i am unable to set them up before i fly to Australia)?
I will set up a bank account in Australia in the next couple of weeks, as i think that is something i can do in advance?