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How to Secure and Move Into a New Rental Home
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How to Secure and Move Into a Rental Home

The process of renting a home can certainly be more straightforward than the home buying process, but that doesn't make it simple. There are many things you need to be aware of, and pitfalls to avoid ensuring your rental home suits you – and your legal rights are protected.

It doesn't matter what stage you're in with life; student, young adult, mid-life or retired – you need to find the right home for you.


As with any home search, location is probably the first thing you consider. Things to look for:

Also consider the neighbourhood:

How to find a home to rent


Your budget should be set before you start to look for your new home.

Viewing a property

Just because you’re not buying the property doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out the structure and living conditions well. You’ll be living there, and you’ll want to have a happy and cosy home for the time your tenancy lasts.

Securing tenancy

Prepare to move

Once you’ve found a property and secured your new home, you need to prepare for moving. Some things to consider and do:

Getting settled in your new home

Once you’re in your new home, you can unpack and relax, but make sure you do these things too:

The journey of moving home is never simple, but with some preparation and planning, moving into a new rental home can be less stressful than anticipated.

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