Inspecting and applying for a rental property is similar whether you are renting an apartment or a house
The easiest way to find a rental property is to search online by your preferred suburb, budget and lifestyle requirements
Real estate portals are a convenient way to search the wider market and to understand rental prices across different suburbs. Popular websites are realestate.com.au & domain.com.au
Viewing a property in person is advised.
If you have found and decided on a rental property, you will be required to submit a rental application.
Keep in mind the property may be in high demand and getting accepted can be extremely competitive.
Key here is ensuring you have included all the necessary information with your application:
A Residential Tenancy Agreement, or lease as it is called, is a legally binding agreement between a tenant and a landlord that sets out the terms and conditions for the arrangement.
Do not sign the lease until you have read and understood the terms and what is expected of you as a tenant.
What should be included in a lease agreement?
Once the report is completed, two copies will be given to the tenant to review, action and sign. It is important that you, as the tenant, review the report carefully and, if you do not agree with sections of the report, note any amendments. One signed copy then must then be returned to the landlord or Property Manager within the time frame they have requested.
Make sure you keep a copy of the report for the duration of the tenancy, as it will be used to assess the condition of the property before the tenant moves out and, importantly, before the Property Manager approves the refund of the bond.