“My partner and I need to move soon, but at the moment my partner doesn’t have an income. Will we have trouble finding a property if we only have one income?” Tenant, NSW
We asked Senior Property Manager & Sales Agent at AJ Duffy United Realty, Guy Bezzina, for his advice.
“Essentially, the final decision is with the agent and the owner. They will determine if they feel you can afford the rent on the property you’re applying for,” Guy said.
When you go to apply for your next rental property, Guy suggests you provide the following documents to support your application:
- a bank statement to show savings
- an agent will also look upon a good rental ledger favourably
- proof of any other income received from other sources
“Most agents now have access to various tenancy databases to verify your credit history,” Guy said.
“With no defaults, together with the above, you will have a good chance of securing a rental property.”
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Guy Bezzina is the Senior Property Manager and Sales Agent at AJ Duffy United Realty in Mascot, New South Wales. Guy brings 31 years of real estate experience to the game, focusing on tenancy laws and regulations, tenancy evictions, and NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal appearances. Guy started with AJ Duffy in 2021 after three years as the Owner of One Agency Bezzina Property Group in Rosebery. AJ Duffy was established in 1919 and has participated in developing and growing such suburbs as Mascot, Botany, Eastlakes and Rosebery.