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“I have excellent references from previous rentals and a great rental history. I also have 5 children with my partner. My applications continue to be rejected – Could it be because of my children? I want to do the right thing by the property manager and be honest about my situation, but I’m getting desperate to find somewhere to live. Can you offer me any advice to support my application?” Tenant, NSW

Feature agent: Anna Gomes, Senior Property Manager at Raine & Horne Petersham.

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We asked Anna Gomes, Senior Property Manager with Raine & Horne Petersham for her advice.

“Landlords want to have happy tenants in their property for the long term and feel confident that their property will be well looked after,” Anna said.

“To put the landlord’s mind at ease, apply for properties that comfortably meet the needs of your family and attach references and photos of properties you’ve rented before detailing the excellent condition during your tenancy.”

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