Posted On:- April 25, 2022, Rentals One Group Realty

Housing in Australia, particularly in the main cities, such as property for rent Epping can be costly. Nonetheless, depending on your needs and budget, there are many different types of houses to pick from in the country, including single-family homes, apartments, condos, and more. To begin, it is recommended that you book a short-term rental before deciding on a house or apartment for rent and signing a long-term lease. This will allow you to explore your new city’s numerous neighbourhoods.

If you decide to buy a home or get a property for rent Craigieburn in a Commonwealth country, be ready to go through a number of legal requirements. Getting a property on lease in Australia as a non-resident or even a transitory resident might be difficult. There are a few relaxations for house on rent in Epping, and there are certain restrictions.

Inspecting a property

Inspections are scheduled through a real estate agent or a residential rental company. These can be set up directly with them, or the property might be open to the public for inspection at a specific time and day. 

  • Make a list of questions you want to ask about the house.
  • Take a photocopy of your identification and references, as well as a pen, so you can fill out an application right away if necessary.
  • Before the inspection, you may be able to obtain an application form from the agent or home rental provider. Request a copy or see if one is available on their website.

Applying for a rental property

If you’re interested in a property, you’ll need to fill out an application and provide the required documentation.

These could include the following:

  • Your photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, as well as your Medicare card, health care card, or birth certificate
  • People who will provide you with rental or personal references, including their names and contact information.
  • Your previous rental history
  • Receipts or statements for rent payments
  • Information about your job and your work history
  • Proof of income, such as your most recent pay stubs or your Centrelink income statement
  • Bank account information as well as copies of your bank statements

Rental Contract and Deposit

There is no set amount of rent that must be paid in advance to secure a place in Australia. You will, however, be asked to pay a security deposit, often known as a bond. This is usually for four to six weeks’ worth of rent. The bond protects the property owner against damage to the space or unpaid rent/bills. As a result, before moving in, it is critical to assess the property for any damage. An inventory list should be kept if the rental is a furnished flat. Costs may be deducted from the bond if something is missing at the end of the lease. The bond is held by an autonomous government-owned organization, unlike in some other countries.

What are the Owner and Landlord Each Responsible for?

Unless otherwise mentioned in the lease, the owner is responsible for property taxes and unit service charges, while the renter is responsible for utility bill payment. If you choose a location with a pool or garden, maintenance charges may be included in the rent. During a tenant’s stay, they are responsible for the home’s general maintenance.

The landlord is responsible for maintaining the property’s habitability and ensuring that necessary facilities like water and sewerage are operational. If the landlord fails to make necessary repairs in a timely manner, you might arrange for repairs to be made yourself and deliver the cost to him/her later. Do not, however, deduct it from your rent.