With rents increasing here and the massive increase in electricity prices, we're seriously looking at moving back to Canberra which is a big reason why we'll probably just deal with the price here until December/January.
Good luck with it all though. I really hope the real estate agent sees sense in it.
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06-05-2015 16:49 #11
06-05-2015 17:40 #12
Things here are still dying, its kind of sad- so many shops especially in the city heart are closing and so many people are continuing to lose their jobs, not just in mining but retail and stuff as well. There is next to no work here, my grandpa said the population is around 30,000 less now (or will be in the next 12-18 months).
06-05-2015 18:52 #13
I have been in that situation. The RE normally jumps on you at the end of a lease to see if you are staying and offer a rent reduction to keep you in the house. If they send you a lease to sign I would ring and say that you would like a price review and see what they come back with.
06-05-2015 19:33 #14
When I did it I wrote a email stating that similar properties rent prices were and ask politely for a decrease.
You might also want to included that real estate around you are offering 2 to 4 weeks free rent.(so I have been told)
06-05-2015 19:37 #15
Thanks everyone! The house next door is up for rent (only been vacant a few weeks) and has already been reduced in price, and all the other houses on our street that are up for rent are the lower price too so I will definitely use that as reasoning for requesting it. The worst that can happen is they say no.
And yep @LoveLivesHere, quite a few places are being advertised with 2-4 weeks rent free. A lot of the houses here have been vacant since before we moved here and that was almost 6 months ago!
07-05-2015 09:58 #16
07-05-2015 13:22 #17
07-05-2015 14:09 #18
I would give your property manager info/figures of other properties that are cheaper. Our rent was going up by $10 but we have no aircon. We emailed manager and told him some houses are same price with aircon or $5 more. We asked for aircon but landlord said he couldn't afford it at the moment and that he was wanting to install it sometime this year. He wanted to keep us so put rent up by only $5. I will ask again in June and offer to pay for it if he gives us the equivalent in rent back...as in not pay rent for a month or 2. We really don't want to move as we are settled and we like it here...but if he doesn't agree then we won't hesitate to leave once our lease is up and do month by month till we find something. If we had the financial capacity I'd move every few years as i get bored easily lol.
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