Leasing Tips

There is a high demand for rental properties, however, not always enough rentals available. Don’t miss out! Prepare as early as possible and be ready to apply when the right properties comes along. If you are a first time renter then organise references to support your application.

Here are some Leasing Tips to get you started:

Knowing What You Can Afford

How much can you afford? A guideline is if the rent costs less than 30 percent of gross household income then it is considered affordable.

Plan ahead: work out a budget for rent taking into consideration, initial bond, rent in advance and removalist fees. Also, factor in other costs depending on the type of property you rent such as gardening, pool cleaning, water and utilities

Where Would You Like To Live

Prepare a short list of preferred areas that suit your lifestyle and meet your requirements. Do some field work: grab a coffee and watch the world go by and see (feel) is this the right fit for you. Check out the nearby facilities do they meet your requirements. If you don’t access to a vehicle, check out the public transport and access to shopping centres and recreational activities.

What Are You Looking For In A Property

Make a short list of your requirements when choosing a property – the surrounding facilities, beaches, schools, the internal space, cooling/heating, number of bedrooms, furnished or unfurnished, unit or house, pool, pet friendly and the number of people on the lease. This will assist in making property selection worry free.

Knowing What’s On The Market

If you know what you want and what you can afford you are ahead and will save yourself time searching for properties.

Here’s some ways to begin:

  • The Internet is fantastic. When on a website register for Rental Alerts and receive by email properties that suit your requirements.
  • Look in agents’ windows
  • Ask agency’s for their available rental list
  • Check out the newspapers
  • Attend some open for inspections
  • Drive round in your preferred area looking rental signs

Before long your research will tell you what is available at what price and how many people are looking the same as you.

Found a suitable property

Once you have found a suitable property you’ll be required to make an online application with references and identification.

If your application is successful our leasing manager will take you through the Leasing Agreement, leasing processes and tenant’s obligations which are governed by the Residential Tenancy Act.

When the Lease Agreement is signed, Robina Realty will appoint a Property Manager to look after your tenancy.