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Renters on the move as crisis shakes up markets

Australian renters are increasingly looking to move, with the coronavirus pandemic prompting many to seek a better deal as rental markets continue to be shaken up by the crisis.

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Rents are falling across Australia as landlords meet the market to stave off rental vacancies. Photo: Shutterstock

Australian renters are increasingly looking to move, with the coronavirus pandemic prompting many to seek a better deal as rental markets continue to be shaken up by the crisis.

A freshly released survey from Finder showed that one in five respondents had moved house or were considering moving in 2020, equating to more than 3.8 million Australians considering a shift.

Finder insights manager Graham Cooke said the biggest motivation was finding …