How can I take the pain out of moving rental homes?

By Maria Milillo, National Manager, Property Management, Raine & Horne
MAY 18, 2021

This is great question particularly when you consider the latest statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that 104,800 people moved interstate in the three months to the end of December 2020.

Moving rental homes certainly can be a pain in the neck because there is so much to do without throwing in the worry of possible border closures and city lockdowns. Just before Christmas, in a rapid-fire response, the state government put Adelaide into a three-day lockdown, which must have created plenty of additional stress for anyone moving home that weekend in the South Australian capital.

Even without the threat of a lockdown, from setting up your gas, electric and broadband connections to packing up all your belongings and finding a removalist, there is always plenty to do before you can settle into your new digs.

To this end, it’s usually best practice to use a utility connection service such as Direct Connect that can save you plenty of time and headaches.

Direct Connect can help you connect your electricity, gas and even water connections for tenants living in Victoria. The utility services can also arrange your internet, phone, pay TV, insurance, and cleaning. Better still, if you require a removalist or need to hire a truck, Direct Connect can assist with these services.

When you connect with one of Direct Connect’s electricity and gas suppliers, for example, the connection service guarantees your services will be ready on the day you move into your new rental home.

The true value in using a utility service such as Direct Connect is that you won’t haemorrhage precious hours on-hold waiting for the customer service officer to start the telephone or cable television relocation process. With Direct Connect, you can make one call, and the rest is taken care of for you.

To find out more about Direct Connect, visit or talk to your Raine & Horne Property Manager.