Costs associated with setting up your flat
Bond: Normally 2 weeks' rent but it can be 1-4 weeks.
This is paid to the landlord who will then lodge this with The Department of Building and Housing.
Connection charges: For power, phone, internet and satellite TV are additional costs not included in this budget.
Sample accommodation budget for a full-time student flatting in 2012
|Per person - estimated for a 5 person flat over 52 weeks||Annually||Weekly|
(average cost for a property within 15 minutes of the University. Rents vary depending on location and chattels supplied by landlord)
on belongings in flat (on cover of $10,000)
(This includes public liability cover of $1,000,000)
To help you choose the place that best suits you:
Download the tenant's checklist (PDF format, 120KB, 2 pages) and take it with you to your flat appointments.