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    Heya

    For the past 6 months my DP and I have been applying for rental houses, but still havent been successful

    Does anyone have tips to how we could make our application better?

    Im not sure what we are doing wrong... When I have asked the real estate agent, they just say along the lines of - its was better suited to another applicant...

    We have just come across our DREAM rental -absolutely perfect for us! and I so so so want to get it!!! hehe

    Hear is some back ground info...
    DP is studying
    Im a stay at home mum (when we get a house, will be setting up a beauty salon from home)
    Money isnt a problem, as we aren't paying it (dp's parents are paying as they have a regular income, rental references,) (please don't criticise me because dps parents are paying the rent) We have put this on the application.

    Thanks in advance xxx

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    To be brutally honest I think your age maybe against you - this is just my experience. Have you considered looking for private rentals??? Also my experience that private landlords are more likely to give people with no rental history, poor credit and young families a go. It took me 9 mths to find the house I live in as I kept getting knocked back then I looked privately.

    Sorry no advice really but best of luck!!!

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    Yeah we have looked for private rental as well, with no luck

    Before dd arrived we had a rental with a pet - our first house we looked at got approved (must of got lucky! haha)
    maybe i was just thinking it would have been the same

    We will keep our heads up and keep looking if we dont get this one

    Thankyou xx

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    Are your dps parents signing the rental applications? I think they should be signing it atleast as a second applicant/guarantor. Also explaining the situation with a cover letter and also get your dps parents to write a letter explaining they would be paying the rent etc I just got approved for a rental and I offered to pay more rent. I also wrote a cover letter & included pictures of myself and my daughter. I also saved up a fair amount of money, which I could prove to them and made sure they know and feel I would pay rent 100% on time. Its not easy to secure a rental so best of luck. Best advice i was given was that you could never ever give them too much information.
    Last edited by munchie; 09-05-2012 at 04:25.

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    def put a cover letter briefly explaining your situation. We always do. Tell them how house proud u are and that u will look after their home as if it were your own, include a photo of u and ur little family too. All the best :-)

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    let us know how you go!

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    I'd go with the cover letter .

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    Are his parents down as guarantors?? If not that's why you're not getting anything. I know that I would never rent my house out to two people with no jobs.. if the parents are down as guarantors that would be a different story.

    I also think it comes down to other applicants.. to be honest if I had the choice between two young people who's parents were paying their rent and an older couple with well paying jobs I'd choose the older couple with well paying jobs.

    (I have nothing against young people at all so don't get me wrong, what I'm saying is if people have choices they will take what they think is the best option).

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    Also if you have mentioned to the real estate or put in your application that you want to set up a beauty salon from home that could be why you are getting knocked back, the owner wouldn't want strangers coming and going to his house and in qld where I live (not sure on your location) its illegal to run a business out of a rental.


 

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