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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by mini2, 4th May, 2016.

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  1. mini2

    mini2 Well-Known Member

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    One of my mates put in a rental application here in Sydney and asked me to be his professional reference. I was like what the...? Is the rental market become so fierce that the standard previous rental agent plus TICA checks aren't sufficient?
     
  2. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    You mean personal reference?
    Personal references are standard.
    professional references are from the employer.
    Yes we ask for all of them.

    Most weight being given to rent history.
     
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Was probably asking you to be a professional reference because the last PM or employer wouldn't give him one. If not, why not? :D

    Need to consider everything on an application including all forms of references and use good judgement to weight accordingly.