Finding the right rental property is a big deal in itself, let alone the rising competition of countless other applicants. These top tips will draw all the right attention to your tenancy application.
Landlords and managers are after reliable tenants who speak and behave honestly. In your application, include authorised financial and employment information where possible.
Additionally, provide a reference from previous property managers. This may provide comfort and reassurance when rental history is easily comprehended.
Get Your Finances In Order
The increasing competitiveness of the rental market means you have to establish trust from the get-go. Having a healthy pool of savings ready to pay your bond promptly or perhaps demonstrate you have enough savings to cover several months’ rent can only work in your favour. Just think: there could be a better tenant application being considered before you, but unless they’re able to fast-track the financials, they're as good as gone. Having considerable savings (or at least showing that you contribute savings regularly) will likely make positive assumptions about your financial reliability from the outset.
Make a Positive First Impression
Beyond the application, we cannot stress the importance of presenting yourself at rental viewings to make a long-lasting positive impression.
Demonstrate your professionalism by being punctual and dressing for the occasion. While these two ideas may seem simple, the manager will take your interest seriously and focus on what you have to offer.
Introduce yourself. Show you’re personable by communicating and interacting with the manager. This initial gesture will indicate how you’ll communicate as a tenant throughout the duration of the lease.
And last but not least: Don’t leave it until the last minute! Submitting your application early gives you a huge advantage. It’ll get processed faster and closure will be just around the corner.