http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3655/3480235689_fb9d18dd84_o.jpgRenting a house can be a daunting task especially if you are moving to a new city. There are a number of options available in terms of flats, shared homes and single unit family houses for you to choose from. If you are looking for a house to lease it is best to consult advertisements in the local newspaper or call a local real estate agent. You can also visit areas where you wish to live and rent homes directly from land lords.

Requirements for Renting a House:

As a tenant there will be some paper work for you to submit depending on the city you are renting a house in. The documents you will need may include:

·  Previous rental history if you have rented a house before.

·    If you are an expatriate a passport and bank statement.

·   Two referees address who will be contacted by the real estate agent or land lord to verify you are in good standing.

Prior to being accepted as a tenant you will be asked to fill in an application form and inspect the unit in person. It is always advisable to read the laws of tenancy in the city you are leasing a house in to ensure you know your legal rights and obligations as a tenant.

Tips to Find a House on Lease:

1.       Check newspapers advertisements and online websites for information about units or apartments on rent. You can also ask local estate agents to help you out if you are already living in a temporary accommodation in the area you are planning on leasing a house in.

2.       Get a feel for the area you would want to live in and ask the real estate agents about the rents of different types of accommodation to ascertain if the houses are within your budget.

3.       Arrange a viewing of the house with the help of an agent who is representing it or the person managing it.

4.       Fill out the application before going for an inspection to save time and snare the property of your liking before someone else.

Houses Available for Rent:

If you are looking for a single unit house for your family you might want to consider renting out a house similar to the ones mentioned below.

·   Located on 20 Darlay Street Lalor Park, this four bedroom house has a separate lounge with a family dining area. Equipped with a dishwasher, built ins and a split air conditioning system it has a separate lock up garage and a lovely well maintained lawn. It is close to local shops, transport and schools. With a weekly rent of $400 the bond for this home is $1,600.

·  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8017/6977728842_22f9679b15_o.jpg142a Carpenter Street Colyton consists of a two bedroom studio apartment with a large kitchen, lounge area and built ins. Equipped with gas appliances it has a rainwater tank and is situated in an easy maintenance block. Close to public transport the weekly rent for this house is $320 and the bond required is $1,280


·   40 Bungallow Parade Werrington Downs is a spacious three bedroom house with a double garage. Its features include an en-suite master bedroom, huge lounge with a fireplace and a backyard. Perfect for entertaining guests it has its very own sunroom, patio and BBQ area. The weekly rent is $450 and the bond is set at $1,800.