Young professionals struggle to find housing in Warwick and say the market must be more accommodating.
Young professionals struggle to find housing in Warwick and say the market must be more accommodating. gpointstudio

Young professionals affected by rental market problems

WARWICK'S shortage of rental accommodation is coming down hardest on singles and young people.

Arielle Bangalan has been inspecting the Warwick rental market and said there was a lack of options for single professional people.

She said the market was more geared towards families.

"It's definitely a better market for families,” Ms Bangalan said.

"I personally would rather live by myself or in a share house with people around my age and also working full time.

Ms Bangalan was able to find two potential places, but had to do her research.

"Warwick has potential for growth but it has to be accommodating for people like me too, in terms of living arrangements.”

Shot of a stressed young woman looking at her phone at home
Finding a place to rent as a young single can be time consuming in the current market. iStock

Kirsten Melba said she also had difficulties finding a place to rent in town.

"It took a lot longer then I expected, despite having an excellent rental history,” she said.

"This seems to be a very important factor if you are looking to rent with a real estate agent in Warwick.”

But others said they didn't have any difficulties securing a place to live.

Joanne Aspinall has a pet, but has still managed to find accommodation without too much trouble.

"We have never ever had issues with renting through real estate agents in Warwick,” she said.

"We have always gotten our first choice of house.”