In this busy rental market it’s REALLY COMPETITIVE for tenants to be a successful applicant. In all our recent open inspections, there have been massive turnouts!! Which is great for us to choose a good tenant. But SUPER hard for applicants.
What makes a tenant stand out to us?
- Professional references
- Good rental history
- Steady income
- Complete application
- Polite and patient
1. Have a professional reference
This could be your previous property manager, landlord or an agent. These references are unbiased, which is a stronger reference than friends and family. Professional references such as your previous property manager or landlord can tell us about how you looked after the property, paid rent on time and how you communicated with them. These are things that we look for in a tenant application.
2. Good rental history
Tenants with good rental history reassures us that they are going to look after the property and pay rent on time. If you’re a first-time renter and don’t have any rental history, ensure you have a professional reference on your application such as your employer.
3. Steady income
Having a steady income reassures us that a tenant is able to afford the property and to live there. Having professional references such as your employer or previous agent can help back up your application. To further reassure us that you have a steady income and rent was always paid on time.
4. Complete application
Tenants that have no missing sections in their application make it easier for us to assess their application. Especially in a competitive market where each property is receiving a high number of applications. Applications that are complete are more likely going to stand out as it shows that the tenant is organised and serious about the property.
5. Polite and patient
As we have a lot of applications to sort through, it’s helpful when tenants are patient. Don’t worry, we will look at your application, just give us some time.
In a competitive rental market, it can be difficult to be the successful applicant. By following these top 5 tips, your tenant application will be sure to stand out!
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