I need to move house as my current rental has been sold. I have until early April to find somewhere else. I have applied for 4 properties now and keep getting knocked back. I need to stay in this area so I don't have to change schools for my DD (we've been through enough change already this year) but the rentals are move expensive and there is a lot of competition. I can technically afford the rent but compared to a dual income family I obviously earn less. My ex has said he will pay my rent as child support any amount that is above what I currently pay. So my question is, am I allowed to put him on the lease to help secure a property? I mean as far as CL goes, will this affect my payments? He lives interstate so there is no way he lives with me but I'm getting desperate now. He said he's willing to go on the lease to help me out and so his kids have somewhere to live (I think he is finally realising what an a hole he was) Has anyone else had to do this or have experience with it? The alternative is having my parents move with me but they are on pensions and don't get a lot of $$ either.