Expert tips for security private rental in Australia's Northern Territory video transcript

[Background music]

[Aerial view of Darwin CBD]

[Byron is speaking on camera in a rented flat]

On screen text: Byron Wauchope, Raine and Horne Estate Agents.

Bryon: We recommended a great place to start for international students sourcing rental accommodation.

[Sunny and Clarissa are looking at their mobile gadgets]

On screen text: realestate.com.au, domain.com.au, gumtree.com.au, local newspaper, real estate agents.

Bryon: would be realestate.com.au, domain.com.au then of course there’s gumtree, and the newspaper and of course any real estate agent is a good place to start.

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[Sunny and Clarissa are seen walking through the mall]

On screen text: Visit the location of the property.

Bryon: One of the things you don’t see online is what’s near the apartment, where the bus stops are, where there might be a park nearby.

[Sunny and Clarissa are seen walking through the mall]

Bryon: Something nice to study at, somewhere to get out, a coffee shop, restaurants. It’s educating yourself and the agent about what you like.

[Byron is opening the door of the property for Sunny and Clarissa and invited them to come in]

On screen text: Inspect the property.

Byron: We do recommend that physical inspection, particularly for the international students because it gives them an opportunity.

[Byron is answering questions from Sunny and Clarissa].

Byron: To ask us questions that we can then answer there and then in person.

[Sunny and Clarissa are checking the property]

On screen text: 6 to 12 month leases are most common.

Byron: The most common lease period will be 12 months, six months is another option.

Byron: We do 18 months and sometimes we do three months.

[Byron is seen showing Sunny and Clarissa the fridge]

On screen text: Bond is required on all properties.

Byron: Bond is required on all properties.

[Byron is seen showing Sunny and Clarissa the oven]

Byron: And it is refunded at the end of the lease period. If you treat the property well, you get your bond back.

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Byron: All applications will have a checklist.

[Byron with Sunny and Clarissa are discussing the checklist while they are sitting in the living area of the rented property]

Byron: What are we looking for is identification first.

On screen text: 100 point identification.

Byron: so that would the hundred points whether it’d be a driver’s license or passport.

[Byron with Sunny and Clarissa are discussing the checklist while they are sitting in the living area of the rented property]

[Sunny and Clarissa are listening attentively to Byron]

On screen text: Evidence of income/savings.

Byron: We’ll be looking at income evidence.

On screen text: Positive rental history.

[Byron is explaining to Sunny and Clarissa]

Byron: Now that’s not always possible, in the absence of that is a good character reference.

[Byron is speaking to Clarissa and Sunny]

Byron: A nice credible reference they can get. Basically, what we’re looking for is evidence to support their application.

On screen text: Estate agents are there to support you through the application process.

[Byron is showing Sunny and Clarissa the view of the apartment from the balcony]

Byron: If the student doesn’t have all the documentation required in the application, that’s where an agent can help.

[Byron is coaching Sunny and Clarissa on some information they need to comply]

Byron: We can help them or coach them through and support their application.

[Byron is giving Sunny and Clarissa the key to the property]

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On screen text: Contact a real estate agent to assist you in securing a place to live.

On screen text: Australia’s Northern Territory is a study destination where it’s easy to connect with community, nature and boundless opportunity.

On screen text: Australia’s Northern Territory, The Territory Boundless Possible, StudyNT.nt.gov.au