Australia is an amazing place to start your career as well as studies but since it provides great opportunities, it is very much sought after as well. Because of the high popularity among youngsters, you have to be ahead in line when looking for a place to rent. Remember there are many others who need it and will leave no stone unturned. In such a scenario, you must be very careful and the best way is to have a good rental application.
Your rental application is the first thing that your prospective landlord will lay their eyes upon. So by the rule of first impression, it speaks all about you. Here are some tips to consider while preparing the rental application:
- Go online:
Time is of the essence here. You can stay ahead in line by registering yourself on various sites that provide database of people looking to rent a property. This way you can reach mass in lesser time and look tech-savvy as well. You also get to apply for as many properties as you want.
- Have all documents ready:
Make sure you have all the required documents in place. These include if you have any references with you from previous landlords, the application form required duly filled. You will also require some proofs of employment for which pay slip is fine. Make sure you have your cover letter and photo ID as well.
You will probably want to share the property with a roommate. In such scenario, they will also be required to submit their documents and hence you should also get them in the ready position with everything required.
- Do away with the clutter:
Many people have this habit of complicating their applications by say, using way more references, big words etc… You should remember that a landlord is aware about what the challenges he will be facing after renting and which are non-avoidable also. So when you do too many promises it naturally raises an alarm. So uncomplicated application is the way to go.
Be it property inspection or when the prospective landlord comes to meet you, you have to be presentable. Do not seem like you are casual and not taking this seriously. But having said that do not talk only business. The right approach here would be to be friendly and try to establish a connect.
- Follow up:
Once you have met the landlord, do remember to follow up. The landlord will have n number of tenants to meet and hence in all this it becomes your responsibility to follow up and ask about his decision. You may do it by contacting him at his cell phone or decided otherwise.
So here is all you need to know to ace that rental!
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