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    Default Is this normal for rentals?

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    thats so odd. dh and i are renting atm because we are building. I dont work at all and we have 2 young children. we just took on a lease in november (1st we applied to) and we got it. dh earns $65k per year plus extras, overtime etc so about $110k. we are married though it still didnt matter 3 years ago when we rented and had a new job. maybe ring the RTA for truthful advice on why.

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    oh and im in brisbane

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    If anything I would suspect it's because you're a uni student and she may have had bad experiences and think you want to partay and trash the house.

    Did you say you're doing post-grad or w/e? do you get a scholarship? Maybe you need to reword the applications to make you sound like a giant nerd?

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    That is very weird. If that was the case, lots of couples wouldn't get rentals. But if the one agent has the monopoly in that area, there's not a lot you can do except lie and say your parents support you or look further afield.

    You could talk to the authority in your State, but I don't think they can force someone to rent to you.

    You could also try the local paper and see if there are private rentals available. You might get lucky.

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    I'm thinking maybe she just doesn't like us
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    Sounds weird to me too. I have several properties which I rent out and we rent to all family groups (DINKS, parents both working, single parents, one partner working, unemployed).

    Is there any other real estate agent to go through or is private rental an option? That managing agent sounds like a ****!

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    w/e just = whatever

    Could you ring a real estate agent in a different area? They may be able to help somehow, or at least give advice.

    It can be very hard to get rentals, the real estate agent may just be able to pick & choose so she's just going for whatever is the safer bet each time.

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    I'm not sure what w/e is.. I am a giant nerd lol I've never done the whole partying thing and me and DF are planning a family this year. I wrote a cover letter for our applications explaining my studying etc and that it wasn't an undergrad etc and she didn't want it, didn't even read it just handed it back to me..


    I'm thinking maybe she just doesn't like us

    I feel like I'm being discriminated against because i study even tho in doing something decent by studying this

    Sorry for rambling... Might just have to look in another area further away from DFs work

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    Might just try a different area and hope we get a better agent

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    What area are you looking at? I am I'm Brisbane and might be able to give you a few ideas where to look.



 

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