How to increase your chance to secure a rental property

Top tips for rental applications

During times when our leasing consultants are often away showing properties, we kindly ask interested tenants to follow a specific process to register their interest in a rental property. Additionally, applying through the following steps will ensure a smoother process, reducing delays and enhancing the likelihood of a successful application. Just a friendly reminder: the landlord is the decision-maker, not the agent. Ensuring your application is fully completed and comprehensive significantly increases your chances of success.

Here's a step-by-step guide:

Expressing Interest:

  • Visit and Centurion website- select the rental property you’re interested in.
  • Click on “Interested in this rental” and scroll down to read the advert thoroughly, as it typically addresses common queries.
  • Click on “Requesting a Viewing: to schedule a viewing. If no time slots are available, it means we’re either fully booked or awaiting inspection confirmation.
  • Please avoid calling the office at this point, as we’re reliant on the owner or tenant to confirm available times.

Applying Prior to Viewing:

Yes, you can apply before viewing the property by creating a 2apply account.

  • Take your time to fill out the application thoroughly, as it’s directly presented to the landlord. Avoid calling to update details or add information; you can log in and make changes yourself.
  • Notify your references that they might be contacted and ensure their contact details are current.

Outcome Notification:

Application processing typically takes 2-3 days after the home open.

However, owners might take longer to make a decision, which is beyond our control. You’ll receive an email notifying you of the decision. If successful, you’ll be contacted by our Leasing Agents. If unsuccessful, the email will inform you. While we understand the desire for feedback, owners aren’t obligated to disclose their choice, making feedback difficult.

Common issues encountered:

  • Common issues encountered when processing applications include missing essential documents such as payslips, identification, and relevant paperwork.
  • Another challenge is when applicants forget the email addresses of their references. Additionally, references failing to return our calls for providing feedback poses a hurdle in the application process.
  • We recommend prompting your references beforehand, informing them about your application in a competitive market, and kindly requesting timely responses when contacted for reference checks.

Here are some common positives and tips we have come across that greatly benefit your application when included:

  • We recommend including a comprehensive description of yourself and expressing why the house suits you.
  • Landlords appreciate learning about the positive features you’ve noticed in their property.
  • This information greatly enhances your application and shows your genuine interest in their house.
  • Clear and Accurate Information: Providing accurate and detailed information in your application ensures clarity for the landlord during the decision-making process.
  • Email Addresses of References: Including the email addresses of references allows for quicker and more efficient communication, expediting the reference-checking process.
  • Timely Submission: Submitting your application promptly after viewing the property shows eagerness and commitment, potentially giving you an edge in a competitive market.
  • Well-Maintained Application Form: Completing the application form thoroughly and without leaving irrelevant sections blank demonstrates attention to detail and professionalism.

We acknowledge the competitiveness of the market and hope these guidelines assist you. For further queries not addressed here, feel free to email us, and we’ll respond promptly.

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