There’s nothing worse than finding your dream property and realising you’re up against a number of other potential tenants. Although it is always up to the Landlord as to who they choose to rent their property there is no harm in putting yourself in the prime position to be chosen. Here are few tips on how to get your offer accepted on a rental property.
Send a Completed Application
When a Landlord sits down to go through potential tenant applications, there is nothing worse than finding partially complete or even basically blank ones in the pile. If this happens the chances are that you will be discarded from the Landlords mind for someone who has taken the time to complete the application in full. Don’t let yourself be counted out before you have even been considered. Complete the application in full and ask if you are unsure about any questions, don’t just leave them blank, as it is unlikely that the Landlord will contact you for further information.
Make it Clear
So, you’ve handed in you full application. However, have you made it clear to the Landlord as to how you will actually be paying the rent? Even though your application may be completed and packed with information this doesn’t mean that it will make you more attractive to the Landlord. If they are struggling to piece it all together and find it complicated, it is likely they will opt of the simpler of the applications to be their tenant. There is nothing wrong with being direct.
It is highly likely with any property application that there will be references involved. Ensure you have asked any references in advance to use them, and have their up to date, correct contact details with the times they are available so you can add this to your rental application. The last thing you want is for your Landlord/Estate Agent to be unable to reach them and this have a knock-on effect in delaying your application.
Most Landlords/Estate Agents will also ask for a Guarantor. For those who don’t have a friend or family member they feel as though they can ask or would meet the criteria the best alternative would be to apply to a guarantor company such as Rent Guarantor. Some Landlords/Estate Agents may not have come across this option before. So, if it something you will be wishing to use ensure that you also include any necessary information or contact details they will need.
Overall, getting your offer accepted on a rental property doesn’t need to be overcomplicated. You simply need to ensure that you hand in a completed application with everything a Landlord/Estate Agent will need to show you’re the obvious choice. Make it easy for them to contact you, your references and see how you will pay the rent. If you do need them to look at something they may not have come across before, such as a Guarantor company, then provide any additional information you feel as though they would need and make it clear you are happy for them to come back to you and question anything in the application.
Disclaimer: Rent Guarantor is not qualified to give legal or financial advice. Any information shared in the above blog is an opinion based on personal experiences within the property rental sector, and should never be construed as legal or professional advice.