New way for renters to ‘try before you buy’

Web portal has joined forces with Airbnb, partnering to encourage renters to ‘try before you buy’ by test driving a new neighbourhood before signing a rental lease.

With a growing number of Australians opting to rent as a conscious lifestyle choice, and Airbnb have signed an agreement that would allow renters the ability to book apartments, houses, private and shared rooms, and unique accommodation options for a short period, before committing to an area for a long-term lease, according to Your Investment Property.

“We love the idea of people ‘test driving’ their new community,” said CEO Greg Bader.

“We can all look at the photos and descriptions on our website and that gives us a good idea of the property we are moving into, but it doesn’t really paint the full picture of a new community.

“Airbnb is a great way for people to get a real taste of what their new location is like and offers instant community connection. Entering into a new lease is a ‘big deal’ in terms of commitment, so why not take the time to really make sure an area is for you?”

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