These 19 Moments Will Show You How Hellish The Rental Process Can Be
Why does a bond cost more than my car?
When you and your friends are over-the-top excited about moving in together.
When you start spending every spare second scrolling through Domain, looking at dream rentals.
When you show off your favourite find to your new housemates and declare, "Honestly, I don't mind paying extra if it means we get a patio."
When you rock up to the inspection listed as "rustic charm" and realise that it actually looks like this...
When all of you finally like a place and someone asks: "Should we offer more rent?"
When you've been accepted and the Realtor asks you all to meet at the same place, at the same time, to sign the lease.
And when you find out that submitting a bond means going through a completely different body.
When you're at the Realtor's office looking through the licensing agreement and realise that you know NOTHING!!
When you have to decide who gets the cupboard-underneath-the-stairs room.
When you wither away into a black hole of research comparing gas and electricity companies.
When you realise that your house doesn't come with an ethernet port.
When you're broke after bond and two weeks' rent but you have to splurge on essentials.
And when you have to organise the delivery of said household items.
When you combat your anxiety from having no money by going on a homewares shopping trip to Kmart.
When you have your first conflict in the house.
And you find out that one of your housemates doesn't actually know how to clean.
When you have your first wine night in the house and you end the night by creating your own YouTube channel.
When something goes wrong in the house and you have to figure shit out.
And finally, when you finish your first month, and all your rent and bills were paid on time and the house doesn't look like a war zone.
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