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    Hi All,

    Does anyone have any tips on helping our chances of being accepted on a property I have been out of work since March on maternity leave will be returning in January (part time now) and my partner started a new job this week.

    Was thinking of maybe writing a letter to accompany the application is there anything I should make sure to cover?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Yes, I would include a cover letter.

    When I've previously done cover letters I try not to waffle on, but highlight our strengths like our excellent tenancy record and that we've always received our full bond refund etc.

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    Get a letter from your employer that confirms your return to work and salary when you return. I used to provide these regularly when I was in payroll to my mat leave ladies.

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    The main things we look at is past rental history (we will check your current tenancy ledger to see if your rent is paid on time ) and that the rental amount is roughly no more than 30% of your income (as pp said a letter from your employer stating when you go back and wage is great but we must look if you can afford the rent today)
    The biggest tip is be nice to the property manager! And make sure all the documents requested for the application are given and yes a covering letter shows you care!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    The main things we look at is past rental history (we will check your current tenancy ledger to see if your rent is paid on time ) and that the rental amount is roughly no more than 30% of your income (as pp said a letter from your employer stating when you go back and wage is great but we must look if you can afford the rent today)
    The biggest tip is be nice to the property manager! And make sure all the documents requested for the application are given and yes a covering letter shows you care!
    I've gotten a tenancy ledger shows we are all up to date and never had late payment in 2 years at the property.

    Is offering 6 months in advance common? And should we include this in the cover letter that we would be willing to do this if there is concerns over us affording the property between now and me returning to work.

    Partner started a new job should we hold off until we have a pay slip for his new job or does his contract suffice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pcos30 View Post
    Get a letter from your employer that confirms your return to work and salary when you return. I used to provide these regularly when I was in payroll to my mat leave ladies.
    Will definitely do this - good idea!!

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    I’m not a fan of offering so much rent in advance , just apply normally, your excellent tenant ledger is a big plus and just write the covering letter and add your employers letter about when your coming back - You DH will definitely need a payslip so yes wait for that - good luck!

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    Still don't have another place yet.. have looked at so many. We applied for one that was perfect and they ended up picking the other application with no pets.

    However now we have seen two properties online that we like, one of them has been up for several weeks has an available date of today, had an open home scheduled for last week which got cancelled and when I spoke to the receptionist she said "oh we don't know when we can do an open home and we don't know when we will get the keys back but I can take down your name". Other property has been up for a week however is still tenanted till 13th November so maybe push back from tenants not wanting them to do an open home?

    Any advice what we should do, ideally we wanted to be moving next weekend so we could then use the last two weeks on this lease cleaning and doing pest treatment because we had a dog etc but it's not looking possible at this stage, as we aren't able to even view either property we are interesting in

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    I don't have much advice hon, but just wanted to offer support. That sucks! We're in a similar predicament. Lease due to expire in 5 weeks, haven't found another place, can't go back to our old place (as it's being finished before being put up for lease).

    You're in Sydney right? Apparently lots of homes in Kellyville/Box Hill are short on tenants (if you want to go out that way).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTwiggley View Post
    I don't have much advice hon, but just wanted to offer support. That sucks! We're in a similar predicament. Lease due to expire in 5 weeks, haven't found another place, can't go back to our old place (as it's being finished before being put up for lease).

    You're in Sydney right? Apparently lots of homes in Kellyville/Box Hill are short on tenants (if you want to go out that way).
    Thanks hun x

    Started looking with plenty of time! We are already quite close to that area but need to move to a different suburb to be closer to my parents as they will be looking after Carter 3 days a week when I return to work. Seems like the suburb we are moving too is hard to get into.. a house goes up, has open home, rented straight away even the poor quality ones.

    Hopefully you have better luck haha!


 

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