“How does a low-income earner qualify for a rental property?” – Tenant, NSW

We asked Rental Department Manager at Nelson Alexander Real Estate, Heidi Sparks, for her insight into this question:

Heidi said low-income earners could qualify for rental properties.

“They can still qualify for a rental property as long as they can show a constant income stream, government assistance income (if applicable) and that they have enough funds in the bank to pay the bond and rent,” she said.

“If the property they are applying for is not beyond their budget, in terms of price, there should not be a problem.”

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Heidi Sparks
Heidi Sparks
Rental Department Manager at Nelson Alexander Real Estate | [email protected]

Heidi Sparks is the Department Manager for Nelson Alexander in Essendon, Victoria. An award-winning professional with more than 20 years of experience in residential real estate, Heidi is known for her down-to-earth approach, honesty and integrity. Heidi’s commitment to her work has seen her recognised by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), winning consecutive Property Manager of the Year awards in both 2018 and 2019. She has previously worked with Nicholas Lynch in Mornington as a Senior Property Manager, with IGR Property Group, Metro Real Estate and with Brad Teal Real Estate.