So,is anyone currently looking for a flat to rent?
How are you finding it?
So what you see here,if you're house hunting,is a fairly typical scene right now anywhere in Australia.
I went one Autumn afternoon recently to view this sadsack 60's dogbox in Chusan St,just near Balaclava Station in Melbourne.Admittedly its a popular area and has become very much more popular with the 20 somethings in the past couple of years,but four or five years ago they couldnt give these places away.
The crowd at the viewing were typical over 35 city workers,and I've never seen a group of people who looked more depressed.If there are no low-rental properties for lower income workers close to the cities,then how are businesses to attract workers to do the menial and lower paid jobs?What I've noticed happening is that these places are being let out to one couple and then you get upwards of five or six friends moving in and sharing bedrooms and such,in particular foreign students.
But if the foreign students cant afford accomodation here either,surely they will stop coming?They are just seen as a cash cow by the colleges and landlords.
Looking for a house or apartment to rent in either Sydney or Melbourne?
Turning up to inspections to find hundreds of people looking at one apartment?
Australian cities are experiencing a housing shortage of epic proportions.
It's becoming harder and harder to find a property to rent and this Livejournal community is the place to share your horror stories,just to have a good rant,or provide tips or advice for others.
Share your tale of woe here!rentalcrisis