Tips Every Renter Needs to Know
Whether you're a first-time renter who'd just made the move out of your parent's house or an experienced tenant who's tried out their fair share of neighbourhoods and houses, all renters need to know basic things. In this report, we detail the important things that every renter needs to understand in order to secure a house without much of a rental history, or to getting your bond back.
If You've Never Rented Have Plenty of Information Available
If you have never rented, you may be worried that without a rental background it will be difficult to secure a spot. However, if you can show that you can afford the rent to your landlord or property managers, have reliable income, and you are a capable person who will take care of the property, you will have no problem obtaining a rental property. The best way to demonstrate to potential property owners and property managers these factors is to make a good impression through reference letters, bank records and proof of income and attending in-person inspections.
You Need to be Organised In a Competitive Market
In a competitive market, rental properties are snapped up quickly. Make sure you complete as much paperwork as possible before you inspect the property to give yourself the best chance to secure your dream place. Many real estate agencies will require you to submit an application online and you will be asked by other agencies to fill out their own written form. Double-check with the real estate agency and get all of your identification and financial documentation ready before the inspection so you can apply as soon as you inspect the location.
Know what your rights are
Every Australian state and territory has its own collection of lease and tenant rights and regulations. Search for the correct rental authority in your state to access a tenant rights guide so that you are aware of your rights and then how to address any significant issues that may arise.
Deal with Painful Housemates or Noisy Neighbours Quickly
Hopefully, in your property search, you can weed out any properties where neighbours or future tenants may be a concern. However, this is not always the case. If you've found your neighbours enjoy parties and loud music, try to ask them quietly if they don't mind their noise. If the noise continues and there are no signs of stopping it, you can always contact your property manager or local police. The same applies to household mates, make an effort to resolve any issues calmly as soon as they arise. And if it seems like you're not compatible, either explore how to work together or move to a new location.
Renting gives you plenty of flexibility. You can try as often as you like various types of buildings and suburbs. Keep the tips above in mind to make sure your home is somewhere you look forward to spending time every day in order to make renting work best for you.
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