The technicalities of applying for a property can easily bog down tenants or potential tenants. The following checklist simplifies the process and identifies what you should know about applying for a property. For more information, see our blog post on building a great tenancy application.
Rent ledger from your current agent
A rent ledger is a print out of all your rent payments – available from your agent. If you are currently a home owner or have recently sold your home, please provide a rates notice.
If you do not have a driver’s license, we will accept two (2) other forms of identification and/or personal identification.
Proof of Income
Your last three (3) payslips or a letter signed by your employer confirming your income. We will accept your previous year’s tax return or a letter from your accountant if you are self-employed. If you are unemployed, we also accept Centrelink statements.
We look forward to being able to assist you in finding your new home.
As your application is high priority, we will endeavour to have an answer to you within 48 hours. To reduce potential delays, please ensure that your contacts are readily available to provide a reference. Application processing days are Monday – Friday.
Information Verification By Our Agency
We consult tenancy databases (e.g. TICA and NTD) to verify your application information. If you have had a problem with a previous tenancy, please discuss the circumstances with us.
We also contact your Employer/HR Manager, current and previous agent/lessor and personal referees.
If Your Application is Accepted
An amount equivalent to two (2) weeks rent and the full bond amount is required if your application is accepted by the lessor. The General Tenancy Agreement must also be signed within 24 hours of notification of acceptance.
If Your Application is Not Accepted
Your application will be retained for one (1) month and then destroyed securely to comply with Privacy Legislation if not accepted by the lessor.