Looking for a new rental home? Our guide to the current market will help you put your best foot forward.
Beaches, cafes, bars and shopping – heaven!
Locals know how beautiful, friendly and fabulous it is to live in and around the Gold Coast. With its spectacular beaches, shopping, cafes and bars, golf courses and parks, theme parks and attractions, along with three Universities, the Gold Coast is a hive of activity and has a great relaxed, summery vibe all year round.
It’s no wonder the Gold Coast is such a popular place to live!
Tough competition for renters
How hot is rental demand on the Gold Coast?
Top Tip: In a high demand rental market it certainly pays to do your homework and be ready to put your best foot forward when looking for a new home.
How much rent can you expect to pay?
You’ll need to ensure you put your best foot forward when looking for your new home, so do your homework. Keep a keen eye on the latest rental listings, and talk to your local Property Managers about your needs so they can let you know if the right place pops up.
Top Tip: If you notice a property has been advertised or vacant for a while, don’t be afraid to try and negotiate on the rent.
Get your application organised so you’re ready to go
Don’t wait until you find the perfect home before getting everything ready for your rental application – you could lose precious time and find someone has nabbed it before you! Prepare copies of your photo identification, any references you might have from past landlords, financial statements and recent payslips, and references for any pets you have. A big plus is a copy of the rental ledger from your current or previous home, as this clearly demonstrates your reliability as a paying tenant.
City Finance can help you with fast cash for your rental bond and moving expenses
Need help getting the cash together for your rental bond and moving expenses? Just pop in and visit our friendly staff at our Gold Coast branch for a chat and some helpful advice.