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The nightmare rental market in Adelaide

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Hi all,

Hope you are all safe and well (and everyone back home is too).

My family and I relocated from the UK to Adelaide (Henley Beach) early this year (2020) and have been settling in since.

We've been trying to find a place to rent in the "competitive" housing market here in Adelaide; naturally with a kid and dogs it seems pretty discriminatory straight off the bat which makes the outrageous process of renting even more so, mass house viewings, umpteen forms to complete, referencing, payslips and seemingly no rights as a tenant don't sit too well with me but I'm told that this along with many other things is simply "how it is over here".

We're actively looking for a long-term rental ideally with the following:

  • 3-4 bedrooms
  • 1-2 living areas
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Aircon
  • and preferably West of the CBD.
  • Must accept a family with a child (14) and two small dogs.

Zero interest in mass viewings, long waits, long applications or other such none-sense, if your place ticks the above then we're happy to view and move around January 2021, we're a very clean, respectful family who are just interested in getting on with things, life's too short for the none-sense.

 

Thanks for reading.

MonstrousChicken

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I agree renting here is a nightmare. It almost feels like you are going for a job interview rather than looking for a place to rent. Even if you have all the documents ready and everything is good on your end, you will still be brushed aside and not get the property, makes me wonder what criteria are they using to select tenants.

The best option will be getting in touch with the owners directly instead of real estate agents as they are useless. Facebook Market Place and Gum Tree is the better place to look for a place to stay. All the best.

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