Applying for your dream rental property can be scary – especially after the fierce hunt to find exactly what you want. How can you stand out from the crowd of other potential tenants? Here are a few top tips to secure your dream rental today!
Introduce yourself to the property manager
A simple introduction goes a long way! Make the effort to introduce yourself on inspection day – this will help them get a good sense of who you are, as well as remember you when going through the tenant applications!
Don’t forget any of the required documentation
It’s very important to ensure that your application is complete and you’ve included all the required documentation. Some of the documents needed will include proof of income (such as pay slips and bank statements), letter of employment, ID documents and reference letters. Unsure if something is required – be sure to ask! Property managers are on hand to help you complete your rental application.
Consider a cover letter
Including a cover letter with your rental application is an opportunity to share a bit more about yourself, your family, work and previous rental history. If you have a pet, introduce them and their personality! This isn’t the time to hide any unusual or alarming history that you may have – address this upfront and be honest in your approach.