Once you've advertised your property online and held your property inspections, it's time for the rental application stage to begin.
A savvy applicant who's serious about securing your property is likely to have prepared an application pack ahead of the viewing to ensure they're amongst the first to register their interest. The pack should include:
Real estate agents typically expect '100 points' worth of personal ID with the rental application to be considered. If it works for professionals, there's no reason why you shouldn't apply the same rules as a self-managed landlord. The point system works as follows:
Primary ID with photo - 30 points
Secondary ID - 20 points
Supplementary ID - 10 points
References are there for a reason - make sure you call every one. If they don't call you back, keep trying or ask the applicant for further referees. If your hopeful tenant has trouble finding people to vouch for their character, there's your answer - it's time for you to move on.
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