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    Default To those who have moved interstate - how did you get your rental?

    We are considering the possibility of moving interstate and was just wondering how others who have done it went about it.

    Did you inspect the property?
    If you did, did you go down first, land a lease and then return to pack up your old rental?
    What did you do with the kids?
    Did you look separately as in one of you remained at home and the other went to search or did you do it all online or...?

    Things like that.
    All feedback appreciated. Thanks.

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    We short listed online first then my husband went down with a list of what our house needed and checked out the properties. Myself and our chn stayed at home and once we got our rental we packed up and moved.

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    This time we were lucky and scored a private rental that was advertised on gumtree that we didn't need to come down and inspect before we moved in. Other times we've moved where we had family so we moved in with them and then found our own place. For a while though DH was looking at getting a job before we moved and he had a boarding place lined up. When he found work he was going to look for a house but the job didn't work out so he come home.

    When my parents did their big moves my dad moved first and stayed in caravan parks until he found rentals.

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    We were lucky dh new employers paid for us to come over for a weekend to look at property's. a few weeks before I looked into rentals online and found a few open inspection that weekend in the area we fancied. We went and hated them! feeling gutted we went for a drive and happened across some brand new property's up for rent. Long story short, we rang the agent, saw it, loved it and landed it that same day. We made sure we took with us our id's references etc just in case. Then we flew back handed in our notice in our other rental. And started packing. We had no children at the time. There was an overlap of 2 weeks in the two rentals but fortunately the company paid for one of them.

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    Applied online, lied about inspecting it, signed the lease via email, paid bond by direct deposit and all was good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Applied online, lied about inspecting it, signed the lease via email, paid bond by direct deposit and all was good.

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    WOW!
    Our current agents only accept cheques - be it for bond and rental payments.
    Oh to be able to get any rental like you have just described. BLISS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    WOW!
    Our current agents only accept cheques - be it for bond and rental payments.
    Oh to be able to get any rental like you have just described. BLISS!
    My current real estate only accepts bond via cheques. Was a massive PITA to get!

    Where abouts are you looking to move? I had a quick look at moving to Hobart a while ago and emailed a few agents about applying for properties interstate and they were all happy to accept applications over the internet. If you are lucky, there may be other places like that too?

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    We are looking at South Australia. So far, we have contacted 12 agents and they will only accept an application if you've inspected the property or, if someone else has inspected for you, they'll accept your application but won't allow you to sign the lease unless you've inspected prior.

    100 point ID checks are required and some actually demand that you present them in person or, strangely, have someone else present them for you! lol Some will accept certified copies. I refuse to deal with any agent that charges me for photocopying so that cancelled two out.

    Hobart eh? Hadn't really thought of Tasmania....


 

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