Episode 12: Australia Rental Property 101 w/ Seddon Johnston

For today’s episode I brought in an expert on house rental in Australia. His name is Seddon Johnston and he is the Director of Ausrental Sydney. A lot of new migrants struggle to find their first rental house in Australia mainly because of lack of rental history, employment contracts and other documents or requirements. A lot of migrants arrive here with no jobs but need a permanent rental place to stay in and that’s where Ausrental comes in. They have helped a lot of expats and migrants to find, inspect and secure their rental property here in Australia. Seddon grew up in New Zealand¬† and moved to Sydney in 2010. For today’s episode he shared his own story being a first time renter and what were the struggles that he faced. He also answered questions on what’s the most important thing you need to check during a house inspection, what you should take note when signing that lease agreement, and What will give you an edge over other prospect tenants? You might be surprised once you hear the tips that he gave us. All the answers to these questions and a whole lot more in today’s episode so listen right in.¬†

In this episode we discussed:

  • Seddon’s first time experience renting a house in Sydney
  • Sydney and Melbourne market situation
  • How tough it is to find a rental house in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Best way to research and pick a suburb
  • What to take note during a house inspection
  • Biggest mistake first-time renters make
  • What will give you a competitive edge over other tenants
  • What to look out for when signing a tenancy agreement
  • Advantage of finding a house prior to arriving in Australia¬†


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