The notoriously tight Canberra rental market is about to ease a little with the arrival on the market of Marquee in Amaroo.
The 107 apartments, which are ready to rent and available to move into from 1 June, range from studios through to 2-bedroom-plus-study apartments. All the apartments in the building are rentals, and the building’s owners are offering a special deal to tenants: four weeks rent-free for a one-year lease and eight weeks for a two-year lease.
How would you like to receive 8 weeks free rent simply by moving to a brand new apartment conveniently located a stone’s throw from shops and restaurants? In this week’s Zango property review, Cam Sullings is with Hannah Gill from Independent to take a look at the stunning, light-filled apartments at Marquee in Amaroo, and explain how tenants can access the special rent-free deal.
Posted by The RiotACT on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
For those wanting a decent lease tenure and certainty that their rental won’t be sold from under them in the current economic climate, it’s an offer worth considering as it can take at least four weeks to receive your bond back from your last rental.
The Marquee building in Amaroo has some nice residential features, too, with sizeable floorplans, lots of natural light and quality appliances.
Studio apartments would suit students or singles, even couples who are saving for a home, and the apartments are, by all standards, spacious. The finishes are modern and every apartment has intercom access, an AEG stainless steel dishwasher and electric cooktop, and a European-style laundry with an Omega dryer.
Apartments are NBN and Foxtel ready, and there is a rooftop garden which features a common area with barbecues.
Independent Property Management Managing Director Hannah Gill says she hopes the arrival of the apartments help ease the strain on Canberra’s tight rental market.
“Housing supply has been an ongoing problem in Canberra,” she said. “If we can encourage more build-to-rent projects, tenants will have the benefit of long-term security of tenure, while living in modern, energy-efficient homes.
“It’s a great opportunity, not just for people to secure a brand new apartment with a rent-free period, but to have long-term stability,” she said.
The apartments come complete with heating and cooling, open plan living/dining areas, basement car parking and storage, generously sized balconies and excellent EERs which will keep bills low.
Bathrooms and bedrooms are spacious, with the study nook in the studio apartments large enough to be used as another bedroom or a guest room. All are in a grey and white neutral colour scheme, which is a great base to work with as any colour you introduce in the form of furnishings or soft furnishings is going to work aesthetically.
“Marquee has some great features, particularly to enable a community vibe, with the rooftop garden and barbeque areas, plus the great range of commercial options on the ground floor,” said Ms Gill.
The ground floor of the building is commercial space, including an Aldi supermarket, restaurants and other retail outlets, and it is directly across the street from a Coles supermarket, making shopping a breeze. It’s on the Action buses Taylor loop (route 25) so access to universities is easy for students who don’t want the added cost of running a car.
And an added bonus: pets are welcomed by the building owner, making it a real option for people with fur kids.