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To rent or to board?

How hard is it to secure a lease for a place you’d like to call home in Sydney? For those with a good tenancy record, a fair income and a driver’s licence, it’s still hard, as the competition is fierce for an affordable place to rent. Those without a manila folder full of evidence about how secure and reliable they would be as a tenant have virtually no chance of securing a private residential tenancy agreement. Moreover, lists for social or community housing have waiting times of up to seven years for inner Sydney locations, and these lists are only getting longer.