Pete thats not good. Hang in there something will come up. Can the person who rented to you short term write you a glowing reference? Most people havent rented before and manage without references to get a rental. Wish I could help, if I had the room..................
To those still coming............you think the worst of it is over when you get your visa and manage to sell your house.............be warned it is not always the case.
God luck Pete and family, at least if you do end up in a tent the summer is coming!!!
Hi Pete. So sorry to hear your having trouble with the rentals. I'm always on realestate.com and thought that they had loads of places available, guess i was wrong. Really hope you find somewhere soon, everything crossed for you. Take care.x
aww pete sorry to hear that mate hope your sorted soon. I guess it depends what area your looking in. We got round the no renting before by offering 2 months rent upfront, took a copy of bank staement and a reference form uk estate agent who sold our house plus a copy of the sale brochure. Ive never heard it being this bad i guess youve just been really unlucky!!
Where are you looking? Areas?
Ive helped finding and sorting viewings for a few friends in the south and so far alls gone well. The hardest ones Ive helped so far are Aussies with Aussie references!!! - cos theyre only 21/20
It is really disheartening, i know, weve been there too.
The agents here are nightmares and you DO have to stalk them, they dont have to work to fill houses.
Youve prob heard it all before but for any newbies coming over,
Dont just submitt the application - pursue them for a response, start with offering extra rent up front etc, be organised and have photocopies of all id to hand in with the application there and then, so they dont have to wait to process your application, hide lively kids when you go to viewings...lose them somewhere as you can be sure over excited kids will go against you...im sure they think kids should be seen not heard etc...
A reference is really helpful - who ever you get your short term from should be ok to write you a reference, G & S did and it definately helped. Its just to say youve paid your rent and kept the house tidy/not wrecked it etc. Thats all agents/owners are worried about.
Pete - if all else fails we have a huge garden for Ians tent.
(seriously we have actually got 2 spare rooms at mo mate xxx)
hide lively kids when you go to viewings...lose them somewhere as you can be sure over excited kids will go against you...im sure they think kids should be seen not heard etc...
Agree with this point, our 3yr old though it was great fun going to opens and ran aroud like a nutter, I know when we first arrived this went against us.
Im in my 2nd rental now and I got it because I rang the agent and asked to see it before the open, it was the following week.
I was probably luck as well.
Lots of luck to you
The estate agency is closed on weekends, this is usually when they do open visits and auctions.
You can leave them a message on line though.
Originally Posted by sue2oz
thanks hun for ur reply good to get some feedback.
Originally Posted by laura girling
how you getting on there xxxx
pm me if you wanna go on chat
hi not sure if you are fixed up now? if not I do have a few weeks free this month and then again next year after january if that helps?
Originally Posted by Django
We offered more rent than was asked for on the form i.e scored out the weekly rental and added $20/week. We were told by several people this would help and it did. We got the place even with 2 kids tearing around.