Steps in the Rental Application Process

You’ve found a property you love and you want to apply for it. Here’s what the rental application process looks like.

  1. First, download an application form from our website at the bottom of the property you’re interested in.
  2. Each applicant over 18 years of age is required to complete an application form.
  3. With each application, 100 points of ID are required and must include at least one form of photo identification.
  4. We require proof of income, which can be a letter of offer, bank statement showing regular income, your last two payslips or Centrelink statement.
  5. Part two of the application form is for applicant details and contact information.
  6. And lastly, we require any applicable rental history.
  7. Once you have submitted your application to us, the approval process usually takes between 24-48 hours.
  8. Our team will review your application to ensure it’s complete, will check your references and confirm proof of income.
  9. We will then submit your application to the owners for consideration.
  10. When the owners make a decision we will contact you, whether or not you are successful.
  11. If you are successful in your application, we will summarise and confirm the terms of your lease via email.
  12. To secure the property we require a security deposit within 24-48 hours equal to two weeks’ rent.


The next step is to start packing for your upcoming move!


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