Accommodation in Sydney

Rent house or flat in Sydney

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In order to find a flat or a house you can prospect different way:

- Through real estate agents directly. In suburbs they are situated near the train station and in big cities they are everywhere. Just take a look at the area you want to live in and go to the closer agency.
- Through newspapers. Each town/city has it's own and advertises on 1 or 2 specific days a week (Saturdays are popular).
- Word of mouth and local bill-boards.

Most flats/houses are unfurnished. The minimum lease for a flat is 6 months and for a house it is 12 months.

Update 11/11/2003


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This has a full overview of the property rental market here in Sydney with links.. and you will find some good tips on there ( I am an ex agent, ex immigrant with family who know some of the problems.. and now run a few good units for myself..).

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