Many first-time tenants worry that because they cannot prove a rental history, they will not be able to rent a property – leading to a catch-22-type situation.
Fortunately, every tenant has been a first-time renter at some point and there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your application.
Property manager will be mainly concerned with an applicant’s ability to pay the rent, as well as their ability to take care of the property and comply with the terms and conditions of the tenancy.
The information you should supply will vary depending on your previous circumstances.
Renting – documents a tenant should receive before moving in
- Information booklet relating to renting in your state
- Copy of the tenancy agreement
- Copy of the bond lodgement form
- Original and copies of the condition report – to be checked, completed and signed, then returned to the office in the required time frame
- Receipt for initial rent amount, letting fees and bond
- Photocopy of all keys and remote controls (if any)
- Emergency contact number details