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When you find the right property for you, you will need to fill in an application form.
You will have to give information such as:
For further information see our Completing Applications Forms.
If you are moving into a rental property and not a share house, you will most likely have to connect or disconnect utilities such as:
It is important to remember that most utility companies usually take three working days or longer to connect or disconnect your power, ‘phone and gas. So make sure you leave yourself enough time to have the utilities connected prior to your shift-in date.
Try comparing prices of utility companies at the site below to make sure you are getting the best rate:
In addition to the cost of rent, you will also need to factor in the cost of connecting and ongoing charges for utilities such as electricity, gas, water, telephone and internet. The following links will help you find the cheapest option for your needs and can even assist in getting these services connected.
Here are some tips to help you save money on furniture and white goods:
Be sure to remember that cheaper white goods may not be as energy efficient and may mean higher utilities charges.
If you live in a shared house most insurance companies offer contents insurance for individuals. The cost of insurance will depend on how much your belongings are worth. Hence the more your contents are worth the more insurance you will be required to pay. It is a smart idea to shop around and compare the costs and coverage before deciding on one.
The Insurance Council of Australia has a website that offers advice on things to consider as you shop for the best insurance policy for you.
Be aware that insurance companies may need the property to have home security measures such as deadlocks, keyed window locks, smoke detectors or a burglar alarm system.
For AU$15 per month Australia Post can redirect your mail to your new property. To do this, please follow the link http://www.movepost.com.au/