Reader Question: 

“What should I do to submit a winning application for the property I’m applying for? I’ve applied for one, which I thought I would get without a problem, but I missed out on it. I’m on income protection – does that make it harder for me? I’m an older Australian too.” – Grace

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Grace, we asked director of Property Management with LJ Hooker Yarrabilba, 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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Natasha Connors
Director of Property Management at |

Natasha is extremely efficient and has proven success with negotiation to achieve the best possible results for her clients.