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Helpful information when applying for a property with Leah Jay

If you’ve found a property you want to apply for, you need to;

  1. Register your interest to view the property. All residential inspections, prior to pre-approval are being conducted by virtual video inspection. If the property is not yet available, we will advise when a virtual inspection is ready as we are liaising with the current occupant to arrange access.
  2. To expedite your application for a property, you are welcome to submit your application prior to viewing. Your application can then be considered by the owner and shortlisted, pending an inspection. Documents required in your application as a minimum;
    • –  Photo ID (drivers license, proof of age, passport)
    • –  Proof of income (payslips, Centrelink Statement, tax returns, employment agreement)
    • –  Bank Statement
    • –  Medicare card
    • –  Council Rates notice (owner occupiers)

When we receive your application;

  1. We will commence processing and submit a brief to the owners for consideration and shortlisting.
  2. Your application will be either Shortlisted for continued processing OR Not Shortlisted in which we invite you to then continue applying for other available properties with Leah Jay.
  3. We will continue to keep you informed and updated via email and/or SMS of any changes in relation to your application.
  4. If your application is finalised to be presented to the owner for consideration, we will arrange a physical inspection of the property prior to any formal offers of tenancy.
  5. If approved for a property, you will then have 24 hours to secure it by paying a holding deposit.
THINGS TO KNOW WHEN APPLYING TO RENT A PROPERTY

Tenancy reference checks

As part of processing your shortlisted application we will conduct a tenancy check via the TICA database. Should you be listed on this database for any reason by a previous agency, this could affect the outcome of your application proceeding any further.

Properties are often leased very quickly

You may even find they go before you get time to put an application in. In order to turn properties around rapidly and to inform people looking at the property, the process is expedited as quickly as possible. Despite our best efforts to prevent disappointment and frustration, it may be unavoidable.

Sometimes applications are held up

Whilst we process applications as quickly as possible, there can be delays. This might be due to the number of applications received or because we are required to wait for final approval from the owners. We do genuinely understand the anxiety and frustration of house-hunting, so we try our best to help where we can.

What can you do?

Keep an eye on our list of available properties or tell us what kind of property you’re looking for here so you can be notified of new listings.

If you find a property you really want, submit your application immediately and make sure you include as much information as possible. This will maximise your chance of securing the property.

Are you new to the area?

Have a look at our Suburb Profiles section. Simply enter the factors that are important to you and you will be presented with images and information about suburbs that fit your criteria.

For more information, the Department of Fair Trading has produced a New Tenant Checklist, which may provide some helpful information in how to approach your new tenancy.

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