So, you want to rent a property but don’t know where to begin. To kick-start your plans for moving into a Brisbane rental property, you will need to fill out a rental application form. Application forms will usually ask for your personal information, employment history, rental history and various other important details. Your prospective landlord will want substantial proof that you are an honest tenant and will pay your rent on time!
As a renter, this is your opportunity to provide thorough and accurate information about yourself. The more comprehensive details you include in your application, the higher the chances of your rental application being approved.
Documents needed for a rental application
Aside from the rental application form, some of the other documents you may be asked to submit will include:
- Proof of income – copies of recent payslips
- Proof of employment history
- Proof of rental history
- Valid ID – driver’s licence, passport, healthcare card, citizenship certificate, utility statement, etc.
- Reference letter – a letter from your previous landlord or real estate confirming your reliability & financial stability
- Pet references (if you have any and the landlord allows animals in the property) – information about your pet, such as age, vaccination history, type of animal/breed and a photo
Remember to secure copies of these documents not only for your landlord but also for yourself. Suppose you plan to rent a property with other people. In that case, you will also need their rental application forms and supporting documents. Landlords want to make sure that each person is carefully assessed and qualifies as a responsible tenant. The competition in the rental market is competitive—so you will need all the help you can get in securing your chosen property.
Ask a real estate agent for advice
When searching for the right place to rent at the best price, seek help from your local Brisbane real estate. A property manager will have your best interest at heart and will help find a property suited to your preference and budget. They will also have extensive experience in the local market as well as access to information about Brisbane property listings.
Looking for a Brisbane rental property? Our team is here to assist and provide expert advice when it comes to your rental application. Visit https://yourchoicerealty.com.au/ to see our latest property listings or get in touch with our team today on 07 3278 9200.