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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    Yeah, I would qualify if I were a permanent resident. My income's low enough to get SPP and NRAS.

    They also can't count my Child Support as he pays over double the assessment, but it can't be proven (pays for things, rather than pays it to me).

    Not ignorant at all.
    Oh that's no good!! Have you included a bit of a cover letter to explain your situation too?? Fingers crossed you're successful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboys&me View Post
    Oh that's no good!! Have you included a bit of a cover letter to explain your situation too?? Fingers crossed you're successful!!!

    They've requested a copy of my CLink statement and for my rental ledger to be emailed to them from my previous landlord, as the landlord won't release it because it has my ex-husband's name on it too. So I'm going to include a pic of the kids, a blurb about us, my business etc... Trying to avoid highlighting my lack of access to social services, as if I were a landlord, it'd scare me off.

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    We have to go on employment history, rental history and income ( being able to afford the rent) plus yes personality , sometimes the single mum who earns less than the 2 income family but can still afford the rent might just be nicer so when we give the checked applications to our landlords , most ask us for our recommendations and we go with who can afford it and who we think will be a good tenant - even tenants who look good on paper get bad verbal references from their current agent

    I think I've mentioned before the worst tenants we have ever had were a solicitor and a real estate agent!
    Some of our best tenants are low income earners and single mums

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    Thanks guys. I put a cover letter with it so hopefully that helps us stand out a bit. Trying not to think about it too much as I don't want to be disappointed if we're not successful.

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    I'm a single mum and I've often beaten out other applicants of varying circumstances....I always wear my nurses uniform to every inspection though....they seem to like it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlipFlop View Post
    Thanks guys. I put a cover letter with it so hopefully that helps us stand out a bit. Trying not to think about it too much as I don't want to be disappointed if we're not successful.
    FlipFlop what areas in QLD are you looking at......(message me if you like)


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    Putting in a cover letter (preferably with a photo) is a good idea OP. We didn't have kids when DH and I were applying for rentals so we could move in together (owners were returning to his rental and I was sharing a house with a cousin). It took us over a month to get accepted, but I think what clinched it for us was doing up a page with a well groomed picture of my dog with a little blurb about him and a copy of his recent vaccination certificate.

    I also found it useful to get friendly with the property managers in the area. I took business cards at inspections, followed up on our applications and called them after we were rejected to let them know we were still looking for a rental property. We ended up getting a rental because I happened to call the PM on the day he received a new request to find tenants. We met at the house that afternoon and he presented our application to the owner before the place was even advertised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovepurplebutterflies View Post
    FlipFlop what areas in QLD are you looking at......(message me if you like)


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    Just sent you a pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlais View Post
    Putting in a cover letter (preferably with a photo) is a good idea OP. We didn't have kids when DH and I were applying for rentals so we could move in together (owners were returning to his rental and I was sharing a house with a cousin). It took us over a month to get accepted, but I think what clinched it for us was doing up a page with a well groomed picture of my dog with a little blurb about him and a copy of his recent vaccination certificate.

    I also found it useful to get friendly with the property managers in the area. I took business cards at inspections, followed up on our applications and called them after we were rejected to let them know we were still looking for a rental property. We ended up getting a rental because I happened to call the PM on the day he received a new request to find tenants. We met at the house that afternoon and he presented our application to the owner before the place was even advertised.
    Yes I think it's important to keep in contact with them. I will definitely do they if we aren't successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I've just applied for a house yesterday.

    There were 25+ groups at the inspection and most seemed quite interested.

    I'm a single mum with two toddlers who doesn't qualify for social services like SPP, NRAS etc... so I'm already at a huge disadvantage.

    So I offered $25 over their weekly asking price, included pay slips, a rental ledger showing I've been paying more than I've offered with no issues at all.

    Fingers crossed. I have 9 days to get out of the house I'm in and there's nothing on the market.
    I tried to offer above the rental price once and the PM was SO appalled! She said it's illegal and that she would not be processing any applications which offered a higher amount. Clearly had her panties in a knot


 

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