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Brisbane | How To Be The Ideal Prospective Tenant

Friday December 8, 2017 ● By Georgina Auton // Place Graceville


Author // Georgina Auton, Place Graceville

Picture this - you've found the perfect rental...You’ve inspected it, you love it and want to apply - what next?

There’s often multiple parties applying for the same rental and the paperwork can be confusing if you’re not used to renting.

You need to put together the perfect application, but how do you do this?

We sat down with David Gleeson, Leasing Consultant, from Place Graceville to ask about how you can be the ideal prospective tenant when applying.

David says the key lies in a properly completed application.

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1. When applying, provide all proof of income and bank statements.

This section of the application is to show that you have the capacity to pay rent and aren’t likely to fall behind.

A regular rental application will ask for a few fortnights of the most current payslips, as it shows you’re a good candidate for the rental if you’re able to provide that in full and promptly.

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2. Provide your correct work supervisor and current rental details.

Regularly, property managers will follow up and double check with your employer that you work there for due diligence.

You’ll want to make sure all of these details are correct so there’s no delays in your application.

The last thing you want to do is be waiting anxiously beside the phone and wondering why you haven’t received a call to say you’ve been accepted!

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3. Have all applicants over 18 years of age complete the application

If you’re applying for a property with multiple other people, whether it be a sharehouse or with a partner, you need to make sure that everyone fills out the application.

It might feel like you’re repeating yourself if you share finances or other details, but it’s necessary.

Say you’re applying for a share house with three friends and you’re waiting on one to apply - your application can’t be accepted until that friend has applied and been approved.

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4. Have 100 points of ID

This may seem simple, but different types of ID are worth different amount of points.

Providing a driver’s licence and passport will easily get you to 100, but it’s important to check you’ve provided all the forms of ID which are necessary for your application.


While completing a rental application may seem time consuming, it’s important to remember that you’re moving into someone else’s home and the property managers are helping the owner to find the best candidate.

By doing everything the application asks for quickly and in detail, it will help to position you as the ideal prospective tenant.

If you thoroughly read the application and provide everything when you apply, you won’t have to be chased up for missing parts and it will show you’re organised...which means your application can be processed faster!

Happy renting!