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Tips To Secure A Rental Property

Are you having trouble finding a rental property? Perhaps you haven’t rented in some time?

The rental market is very competitive and as the old saying goes if you snooze you lose! Let us help you submit the ideal application!

At Ray White Maroochydore we head the largest rent roll in the area and understand the frustrations of trying to find and secure that new rental.

We understand that finding a suitable property to rent can be an exhausting process. We have a designated Leasing Consultant whose sole purpose it is to assist you in finding the right property.

Please see the below helpful hints and tips to make your search and eventual application that much easier.

Finding the Property

The rental market is very tight and often moves quickly. With a vacancy rate of commonly under just 2%, it will pay to make sure you are organised before you need to move. Before you begin to view properties it’s important to know what is required to make a successful application.

Our Leasing Consultant advertises all open times online, as well as sending out suitable listings via email. Once you identify a property you wish to view, make sure you email or call our office to register your interest prior to the open home and we will send you an SMS reminder of the inspection.

Contact our Leasing team direct at rentals.maroochydore@raywhite.com or 0406 423 411

Here are some tips that may help you get in first

  • Set up rental alerts on real estate websites like www.realestate.com.au so you are first notified of any new listings
  • Attend the first open inspection on the property
  • Confirm open inspection times the day before you view the property
  • Make sure you meet all the requirements on the application e.g. enough I.D.; all previous rental history provided; all pet information supplied
  • Let your rental and personal references know to expect a phone call
  • The more information you provide the easier and the faster it is for agents to process

It’s simply about being proactive. Let us help you.

Tips to a Successful Application

If you wish to apply head to our website to find the rental you wish to apply for. Underneath the main feature photo, you will find the ‘APPLY FOR THIS PROPERTY’ button. You may apply for the rental via this link, which will take you to 1form. Follow the questions in 1form as required for the application form. When requested, please use our inspection code to complete & submit your application. You receive this code after you or someone nominated on behalf of you has inspected the property.

If you are from overseas or interstate and applying sight unseen please click here to use our Ray White Application Form which also includes a Pet Application. You will also need to submit aSight Unseen Waiver Form.

Below is what you will need for your application:

  • Full contact information for each applicant including mobile phone numbers and date of birth information
  • Your current residential address information.
  • Pets? We require the breed and registration details.  Please ensure you have filled in these details on the pet section of your Application Form.
  • Rego numbers of all vehicles of the applicants. Further you will need to nominate if any of the occupants are smokers or not.
  • Personal References: It’s best to have 2 personal references minimum.
  • Employment Details: We require payroll contact details as we are required to call and confirm all employment.
  • Employment and/or Work Reference: This needs to be different to the payroll contact.

IDENTIFICATION – 100 points required

  • Proof of Income / Pay Slips (Compulsory)
  • Current Bank Statement (Compulsory)
  • Centrelink Statement (Compulsory)
  • Proof of Address (Electricity / Phone Bill) – 10 points
  • Photo ID (Drivers License / 18+ Card)- 40 points each
  • Passport or Birth Certificate- 40 / 10 points
  • Bank/Medicare Cards- 10 points each
  • Copy of Residential Rates Notice- 10 points each

How we process your application

  • Before submitting your application, you or your representative will need to view the property and accept it is the one for you in its current condition
  • Your application will be processed during normal business hours, we do require 2-4 business days to process
  • After processing, your application is submitted to the owner for their decision. Their decision is final and they are not required to give a reason behind their choice.

Should your application be successful

You will not be committed to the property until you view and agree to the relevant Tenancy Agreement and its terms, once agreed, you are committed to the property and are required to pay bond and 2 weeks rent within 24-48 hours. The property will not be removed from our availability list until these are paid and the agreement is fully signed. Once the commencement date is agreed, it can not be changed.

Before moving in, you are required to pay your bond. Equivalent to 4 weeks rent. We do not accept bond transfers.

We are a cashless office and therefore require a money order or bank cheque or alternatively an electronic payment of rent. We recommend using the BPAY payment system.

Please make an appointment with our leasing team in our office to sign the relevant tenancy documentation. These appointments can be made between (Monday & Friday) please allow 45 mins for this.

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