Insight for tenant

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Lenore, 4th Dec, 2019 at 1:30 PM.

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  1. Lenore

    Lenore New Member

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    Hello Everyone,
    I have been in a private rental for the past 6 years, and am now needing to relocate.
    I’m not sure if it’s a tough market to be approved a rental, or if I’m the issue.. I was wondering if any of you could shed some light?
    Despite renting privately I haven’t had any issues with the homeowner, who has written a reference and made themselves available should anyone call, but the fact is, I’ve been told by him that no one has called even though I’m constantly rejected.

    I’ve been told it may be because I’m a single parent, and every real estate agent discriminates.. if this is the case are there any tips that may help me push past any discrimination?

    Many thanks for your time
     
  2. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    That's disappointing, Lenore.
    A six year private rental history with a reference should make you a desirable tenant. I wouldn't be surprised if there is some discrimination happening.
    There is an Adelaide agent here sometimes who might be able to shed some light on the rental market there.
    Maybe post the areas you are looking in, what you are looking for and rental you can afford.
    Scott
     
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Private landlord references are taken at close, but not quite the same level as agency ones. This is because its harder to verify - ie we do a title search to ensure the person we ring is actually the landlord, but they might give a nice reference because they're friends with the tenant or trying to evict them.

    Single wouldnt really come into it. But yes there are some discriminatory landlords about.

    What kinda places have you been applying for? Are they within your affordability? How do you present at opens? Do you have a stable job? Do you have pets?


    If you forward me a copy of the application i might get a moment later to give some feedback on it.
     
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  4. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Sorry just to add. Rental market is bustling here at the moment with most places being leased 1st or 2nd open. So it may well just be luck. Eg if have more than 1 good app, can only pick 1.
     
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  5. Lenore

    Lenore New Member

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    Thank you for taking the time to reply and share your insight! Would it be ok to email you?
     
  6. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Yea sure [email protected] please also specify what areas you're looking at
     
  7. Michael Mitchell

    Michael Mitchell Well-Known Member

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    Ability to pay the rent and maintain the property

    1. You can generate bank printouts showing your rental payment history
    2. Landlord's reference [sounds like] you have maintained the property well

    Attach these with your rental applications, tick and tick, next.