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“I’m applying for properties, but I’d like some tips on submitting a winning application. I’m also on income protection – will that make it harder for me to secure a lease?” – Grace

Grace, we asked Head of Department at All Properties Group – Greater Springfield, Natasha Connors to answer your question:

Natasha suggested you ensure your application is fully completed with no missing information.

“It is advantageous to submit an application to the agent at the inspection as this shows you’re eager to secure the property,” she said.

“Writing a cover letter giving a brief explanation of your personal details, relationship to other applicants and the reason you are looking to move will also assist with the owner making a decision as to who would be most suitable to rent the property to.”

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If you’re on the right track with a good rental history, tenant record and suitable income for the property, here are a few other things worth checking:

  • Make sure you provide the agent/owner with as much relevant and useful info as possible. More often than not, applications are rejected because they’re missing information.
  • Check that your references are available and able to accept calls by an agent/owner.
  • Set up your Renter Resume profile on rent.com.au and include a brief introduction  about who you are, how you pay your rent on time and will look after a property.
  • Get a RentCheck from rent.com.au and add this to your Renter Resume profile. 
  • If you’ve rented in the past, request an Endorsement from a former property manager
  • If you have pets, include that information on your Pet Resume.
  • Use the Rent app to set up search criteria for the suburbs where you’re looking to rent and turn on notifications
  • Check out the available tools on the Rent app/website like RentBond. This can help to cover the cost of your bond
  • Check out all the renting tips available on the Rent.com.au Blog.
  • Ensure the properties you are applying for don’t cost more than 30% of your total joint income. This is a common issue for tenants who make the mistake of applying for properties out of their price range.
Natasha Connors
Natasha Connors
Business Development Manager at LJ Hooker Yarrabilba | 1300 360 388 | [email protected]

Natasha Connors is the Business Development Manager and Marketing & Community Coordinator for LJ Hooker Yarrabilba in Logan Village, Queensland. Natasha has worked with the business before - she also worked as the BDM between 2014 and 2018 and has worked with All Properties Group, Lendlease, McGrath Estate Agents and Belle Property Australasia. She completed her studies at Brigidine College and a course in Business Administration at the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE.

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