Finding a place to live
Read about searching for properties online, what to look out for when inspecting a property, and how to apply for properties.
Once you have decided on your budget and what you want in a property, it's time to start looking.
There are multiple online real estate websites that list homes available for rent, with photographs and property information. You can often take a virtual tour to see if a home is right for you before inspecting it in person.
Another option is to leave your details with one or more real estate agents. If a property comes up that matches your needs, you may get notified before it’s listed publicly.
When looking for a rental property, it’s important to consider the real estate agent you will be dealing with. You may want to:
- research their reputation
- check they have a valid real estate agent licence at Service NSW.
Once you have one or more properties that meet your needs, you’ll want to:
The rental market can be competitive. You may need to find, inspect and apply for properties a number of times before you find one you want or have your application accepted.
If you're having trouble finding a rental home that meets your needs, consider having another look at:
- your budget
- the area you want to live in
- the type of property you're looking for.
See the section Before you start looking for information to help you do this.