The art of securing a tenant for your property

30-Jan-2015

Securing a suitable tenant for your investment property is not as simple as opening the door and letting people see inside, handing out an application form and getting a lease signed!

We require all prospective tenants to inspect your property.  This allows us to conduct an initial interview with the tenant and ask them some qualifying questions  so that we can ascertain their suitability, find out why they are moving and how soon they can move in.

During this process we also listen to what the prospective tenant tells us about themselves. We do find that in some instances what people tell us at the inspection is different to what their tenancy application tells us. We proceed with caution with processing this type of application.

We require all prospective tenants to fill in a detailed tenancy application form which must be fully completed. The application is to be accompanied with 100 points of identification, employment confirmation and rental track record references.

We then call the tenancy and employment referees to verify the information provided and to ask a series of questions that enable us to make an informed decision as to the applicant’s suitability to your property.

We also cross check the information provided through a tenancy default database to confirm the details provided to us.

Following this, we contact you, the landlord to discuss the applicant’s profile, our reference check findings and the terms that the applicant wishes to lease the property.

Although the final decision to approve or decline an application is yours, we will base our recommendations to you upon our first inspection interview and the information contained in the application in addition to the reference check findings.