Prices for rental houses in Griffith have remained steady this year despite claims of dramatic fluctuations at Darlington Point.
In Darlington Point and Griffith influxes of fresh residents working contracting jobs have followed developments in the region's expanding almond, poultry, and solar farm industries.
Property manager at Bowmans Real Estate Michelle Patane said that in Griffith the arrival of new residents working contractor jobs has contributed to a steady rise in the price of rental houses since 2016, rather than multiple sharp rises since then.
"We have noticed more companies and contractors looking to rent out homes for their workers, we have not noticed any (sharp) increases in rental prices, although over the last three years rental pricing has definitely increased," Ms Patane said.
Elders Real Estate agent Brendan Catanzariti said in Griffith the number of rental sales have actually decreased from March 2018.
However, a decline in available stock has seen median prices for rental homes remain steady around $320.
"Prices have stabilised but certainly increased steadily over the last 18 months," Mr Catanzariti said.
"The vacancy rate for rental housing in Griffith is at 0.05 per cent availability which shows us there are still a lot of people still searching."
While a lower demand for rental homes in Griffith this year compared to last year has helped keep prices rises steady the same can't be said for Darlington Point.
Darlington Point resident Cassandra Knight says she and other single mothers have already been hard hit by dramatic fluctuations in rental prices following developments in nearby industry.
Ms Knight claims private lease holders in Coleambally and Darling Point especially, have been regularly withdrawing their leases and jacking up their prices in lieu of new developments.
Ms Knight claims these inflated leases are primarily being rented by new arrivals working as contractors however, she also claims three bedroom houses have often been going to groups of around 10 backpackers.
Darlington Point developer Bruce Gowrie-Smith agrees rental demand has been growing.
However, the law of 'supply and demand' will ensure houses are built, while agriculture will be attracted by the Point's access to water from the Murrumbidgee and the Lower Murrumbidgee Ground Basin.
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