10 Things To Get Your Rental Application To The Top


Ever wondered why your rental applications keep getting rejected?

Check out our VIDEO and hear our Property Management expert Brad Jacobs shares his insider knowledge and tips to get your application to the top of the pile.

  1. Have your tenancy application forms sorted. Download or request an application form prior to the open. Forms are generally available upon request or on the manager’s website. Most Sydney agents use 1form.com for applications. Speak to the agent prior to the open and see if they will accept it.
  2. Ensure your application form is 100% completed so if you’re happy at the inspection, you can submit it straight away. Don’t forget to check you have the required documents and 100 points ID as your application cannot be considered without these elements.
  3. Ask your current agent for a copy of your rental ledger to provide with your application and a reference letter if they are happy to provide one to submit with your application.
  4. Make sure your start date is as close to the availability date as possible. Even if you can’t move on that specific day – the cost of a few days or even a week of paying double rent is minimal in the big scheme of things.
  5. The more the merrier! Make sure all tenants/occupants put in an application. The more income coming into the property the more attractive your application will be for landlords.
  6. Ensure your employer is aware they will be getting a call to confirm your employment. Sometimes the HR team needs written approval from the employee, and if this is not done, it can delay the confirmation of your employment.
  7. Choose your lease term. 12 months or a longer lease is always better than 6 months.
  8. Provide good quality supporting documents regarding your application. Include the following: a copy of your Passport (and Visa if a non-resident), drivers license or photo ID, recent bank statements or savings accounts with balance of funds and employment contract or minimum of two recent pay slips.
  9. Get your application submitted as soon as possible.
  10. Presentation is key! Make sure you meet the agent on site and present yourself well at the open.