I'll be coming to Canberra (from Ireland) in August for about a year, and I'm looking for some advice on renting. I've looked through the old threads here and found some very useful advice, and i've also looked at the recommended websites (like allhomes).
I'd hope to find somewhere in Belconnen or Inner North, within cycling distance of Bruce, where I'll be working.
My problem is that I'll be on very little money (i.e. just more than being a student), and i wont have a rental history reference as such. i would be able to provide character references, evidence of funds in the bank etc.
I'm a little worried, as i understand that the rental market in Canberra is tough. Realistically, what does this mean? Is everything snapped up the day it is advertised? Are references etc absolutely necessary?
And in terms of less-formal renting, i.e. student house shares etc, does anybody know what this market is like, is it equally busy?
Thanks for any advice