When considering renting a property, you should call the agent to make a time to inspect the property. We recommend meeting at the office. This avoids confusion or waiting at the wrong house. When inspecting a property you will need to consider: Do you have certain pre-requisites? Number of rooms is an obvious one, but what about phone points, air-conditioning, hot and cold water, size of yard, fencing, are pets allowed? etc.
Once you have an appointment to view the property, you should be prepared for the application process, assuming you are happy with the property.
You will need to provide:
- Photo Identification
- Copies of rent receipts or the phone number of your current agent
- Proof of income in the form of a letter or pay slips
- Names and daytime phone numbers of at least 3 personal references.
- If you have not rented before or for a long time, did an agent sell your previous home or does an agent manage it for you?
Having all the relevant information at hand makes the job of the property manager much easier.