Perth’s vacancy rate is currently at 0.7 per cent, during a balanced market it usually sat between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent. As one of the most competitive capital cities for potential tenants, it is important to consider ways to improve your rental application.
Tip 1: Make sure you have all the correct documentation.
The real estate agent should provide you with a list of documents that you need to bring, but it can’t hurt to be over-prepared. In most instances, you’ll need: references; the completed application form; pet references if applicable; pay slips or proof of employment; photo ID and a cover letter.
Tip 2: Save time and apply online.
Apply online through our website!
Tip 3: Be on time to inspections.
Punctuality is common courtesy. If you’re ready and waiting when the agent arrives, they might remember these good manners when the time comes to choose a tenant.
Tip 4: Follow Up
If you’ve submitted an application and you haven’t heard anything 48 hours later, send a follow up to the agent.
Let them know you’re very interested in the property and that you’re happy to provide any additional information or references they might need.
They may well be deciding between you and one other candidate, and if they receive a pleasant message from you, that might be enough to swing the contest in your favor.