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Are there any differences between renting a house and renting an apartment?

There are several factors to consider when deciding on the type of rental property you want to rent.
  • Living in a rental house often requires more attention to the house exterior, fencing, backyard and gardens than an apartment.  As a tenant, you are responsible for keeping these areas neat and tidy.
  • Rental houses may have more security requirements (locks on gates, alarm systems) to attend to than renting an apartment where many security features are centrally managed by the Body Corporate.
  • Renting an apartment requires you to comply with the Body Corporate rules concerning building access, parking, rubbish disposal and noise. It is important to familiarise yourself and your flatmates with the Body Corporate rules and regulations.
Houses generally have land attached - but you must maintain this.  Apartments offer less living space and closer proximity to neighbours, but need reduced maintenance.
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