Securing a rental property that fits your budget, lifestyle and needs is pretty tough. With the increasing number of people who prefers renting than buying a house, the competition is really high.
If you stumbled upon a rental property that suits your preferences and financial capability, secure it ASAP! Don’t waste any moment or somebody else will find and rent it out. Below are some tips that can give you a higher chance of securing the rental property you want.
Prepare all the documents.
Before searching for a rental property, make sure that you already have all the documents that are usually required in application. These documents must be properly compiled in an envelope for easier access and identification.
Get reference letters.
Any reference letter you can get from previous employers and landlords can give you a step ahead among the competition. This letters are regarded as a proof of your great attitude and behavior. And oh, it’s a proof that you pay your dues on time too!
Prepare pay slips and bank statements.
Any form of paper that can prove that you are financially capable of paying the rental fee must be gathered as well.
Get pet reference letters
Got pets? Get some recommendation letters for them too! Ask your previous landlord about it and if your fur friends behaved really well at their properties, chances are you will get it.
Prepare Identification Cards
Any proof of identification will do. The more you have the better it will be for the landlord.
Prepare deposit/rental ledger
This is a summary of your payment history from previous rented property. It will show if you pay your bills on time and in full.
Ensure that all of the above documents are ready and prepared before you commence with the rental search. This way, you can immediately apply and fill up the rental form and submit it along with the necessary papers. It will make your application process faster and easier.