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Long Term Accommodation - Get The Best Deal For Long Stays

Are you looking for long term accommodation and wondering how to get the best deal?

This article helps you learn how to secure the best accommodation at the best price.

Long term stays are generally for more than 2-3 months depending on the destination and type of property you are considering.  Medium term stays are generally 2-1 months.

There are several aspects to getting the best deal:
> getting the best furnished property
> getting the best price for your length of stay and group type
> getting the best terms of stay for your situation

How to get the best property for Long Term Accomodation?

It's best to do your market research before approaching the accommodation providers for your your preferred furnished property.  Read the local accommodation guides for visitors about which areas are the best for particular group types eg. family accommodation or corporate accommodation.

You can Get a Quote on www.rent-a-home.com.au from a range of suppliers in one easy form.

You may find that properties suitable for long stays will become available less than 30 days to arrival. This means in only in December, properties will be release for the coming January season.  Searching too far ahead may limit your options. Generally 4-12 weeks prior to arrival will get you the best selection of properties.

Tip: if you see the same property on a couple of websites. Go for the site with a Rental Guarantee and Price Match policy which ensures you get a quality property at a competitive price.

How to get the best price on Long Term Accomodation?

The price depends on the length of stay, time of year and group size.  Discounts are given for longer stays but you may find not much difference between 6 and 12 month rentals.

Check out the Hot Deals and the From Price, as most property managers should quote prices very close

How to get the best terms of stay on Long Term Accomodation?

It's best to exclude utilities for longer stays.  Property managers are uncertain about how much electricity or gas you might use and you'll get a better rate if you pay your own utilities and minimise your consumption.

Ensure you request appropriate terms for your extension of your stay if required.  For example, one months notice to extend or first option to extend.

Here are some additional tips for ensuring a happy occupancy:
> check your documentation is complete eg. lease, bond, inventory report and condition report
> clean the property regularly to avoid build up of dirt and dust
> report repairs and maintenance promptly to avoid further damage
> pay your rental on time and advise the property manager if there are any issues
> if you break something, report it immediately and have it fixed!
> be good to your neighbours

When it comes to extensions, you may even get a better deal for being great tenants.

Finding great long term accommodation is easy, check out these popular Australian cities:

Sydney long term accommodation
Melbourne long term accommodation
Brisbane long term accommodation
Adelaide long term accommodation
Perth long term accommodation

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