How to Apply for a Rental Property
Our application process begins with your viewing the property.
If you are unable to do this, we will accept your application for processing – but please be aware that if you are accepted for the property, it will NOT be subject to viewing the property.
You must also sign and return the following form with your ezyAPP form:
Once you decide to apply, please fill out our ezyAPP form. We offer both online forms and downloadable hard copies, depending on your preference (see below).
We do NOT accept ‘1-Form’.
You must fill in all sections, read and sign the last page, and provide all necessary documentation. Every person who intends to sign the lease must fill out a separate application form.
The fastest and easiest way for you to apply for one of our rental properties is to use our ezyAPP form. ezyAPP is our own online application form that we have developed completely in-house, ensuring maximum efficiency, privacy and security. When you apply for a property with ezyAPP, you can rest easy knowing that your details are secure and your application will be processed swiftly.
Once the ‘main’ tenant submits their application, a link will be sent directly to the additional tenants to complete their forms. This ensures that your applications are all kept together for faster processing.
If you cannot apply online, you can obtain a hard copy of our Application Form from our staff on inspection of the property, or you can download it by clicking on the link above.
Hard copy application forms can be emailed or posted to us. See the cover page for details.
Signing a Tenancy Agreement
Should you be successful in your application, you will be asked to sign a Form 18a – General Tenancy Agreement.
Therefore, we highly advise that you view our Sample below so you are aware of all the terms and conditions BEFORE you submit an application:
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN A TENANT?
It is our job to find a suitable tenant for the properties we manage, on behalf of the owners of the properties.
It might help you to be aware of the fact that property owners have two major concerns:
1. Is the tenant going to pay the rent on time so that I can pay my mortgage?
2. Is the tenant going to look after my property so that it maintains its value as an investment?
In order to minimise risk to our owners, our office maintains a very strict Tenant Selection Criteria. Our aim is to take as much care as possible in the selection process to ensure stable, happy tenancies.
Your rental history is a very important factor in your application. We will contact your present and past agents/landlords to obtain a reference. This includes a ledger showing your rent payment history. If your application shows a poor payment history, we unfortunately will not be recommending your application to the owner.
If you are a first-time tenant just leaving home, don’t despair – we will still consider your application, but we will be looking very closely at other factors including a stable income and employer references. It would also strengthen your application if you can have one of your parents co-sign the lease with you. This will help you break into the rental market. Once you establish yourself as a reliable tenant, you will be able to sign future leases on your own.
If you have no rental history because you have been a home-owner, we would love to hear from you! Paying your own mortgage and taking care of your own property means that you will do the same as a tenant. If your property is on the sale market, give us the name of your sales agent so that we can obtain a reference from them.
Don’t Leave out any Information
Finally, it is absolutely imperative that you are truthful on your application and do not leave out any relevant information.
We have access to many resources including (but not limited to) default databases and have good working relationships with other agents in the area. Our application processing procedure is thorough and designed to show up any inconsistencies. Any application that is misleading or untruthful is automatically declined.
If there is a reason why your rental history is not as good as it should be, you must be up front and explain your situation on your application form. We can then pass this onto the owner who can make an informed decision.