Hi. I'm hoping for some advice on applying for a rental property. A bit of background, I currently have a 9 week old baby & two older children, 3 & 5. My partner left when I was at the end of my pregnancy and I had to move back in with my parents. My mental health is starting to take a beating as a result, my parents are quite over bearing, my kids don't respect any rules because it's not my house etc.
anyway, long story short, I'm wanting to try and secure a rental for me and my kids. Does anyone have any hints or tips regarding strengthening my application? I've essentially rented privately through my parents (in their investment property) for the past 5 years. I'm currently on maternity leave but have regular work to go back to and I am receiving the single parent pension. Is it even possible to find a place given my circumstances? How can I make myself seem more desirable to a landlord? Thanks for any replies.