Before You Rent
We suggest that you familiarise yourself with our rental application process before you even begin your house-hunting. That way you can prepare copies of all relevant documents to ensure your application is submitted as soon as you find that property. (please see “submitting an application” for required supporting documentation.
Finding a Property
This is absolutely the most important step in the rental process. Finding the ‘right’ property is a decision that will affect you for the entirety of your lease. So it’s important that you carefully consider exactly what you want in a home.
All you need to do is go to ‘Properties’ and enter any criteria you may have. Most people will narrow down their search by rent price, suburb, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms and number of car parks.
Once you’ve found one, or a handful of properties, that you’re interested in, it is suggested that you attend the open inspection before you apply. You may also have someone view the property on your behalf.
Attending Open Inspections
In the advertisement for properties to rent, you will see the times of the property’s open inspection. If you are unable to attend at these times, please contact the Property Manager via email or phone to arrange a mutually convenient private viewing appointment.
Submitting Your Rental Application
For ease of application, we strongly suggest that when you attend an open inspection, you have your completed application form together with all supporting documentation ready to hand to the Property Manager, should you wish to apply for tenancy.
In order to complete your rental application you will need to provide us with the following:
- Basic personal details
- Details of your current and past addresses
- Next of kin contact details
- Details of rental history including rental references
- Personal and professional references
- 120 points of identification (must include current photo):
- Passport, birth certificate (70pt)
- Drivers license, 18+ card (proof of age card) (40pt)
- Bank/credit card, phone/electricity account statement (25pt each)
- Employment details or proof of income
- Last two pay slips
- Employment contract
- Bank statement showing savings or large lump sum deposits
There are a number of ways to submit your rental application. You may hand it in at the property inspection or via fax or email it to us or via the contact us page.
A rental is a sum of money that tenants are required to pay to cover any unforeseen problems. This can cover; unpaid rent, damage to property by tenants and cleaning should the property be left in an unsatisfactory condition.
The bond is the equivalent to four weeks rent. This bond will be submitted to the Office of Fair Trading and where it will be kept for the duration of the tenancy.
Utility Connections – Getting Connected
It is a tenants responsibility to ensure power, gas, phone and internet has been connected into your name.
Changing Your Address
Be sure to update your address where necessary. This might include; Department of Transport, banks, superannuation funds, schools, work and so forth. Please also ensure you advise us of your new home phone number and PO Box if applicable.
Property Condition Report
Please ensure that you return your signed/amended copy of your property condition report to us within 7 days of the tenancy start date. If this is not returned, please be aware that the original inspection will be used for end of tenancy comparison, regardless of whether you agree to the original report or not.
Tenant Contents Insurance
It is important to note that should your goods be damaged or destroyed by circumstances affecting the owner’s property (i.e. fire, storm damage, power outages, etc), then your goods and possessions are not insured by the owner.
Example One: An electrical fault in the building starts a fire and the property is destroyed. Your possessions will not be covered by the owner’s insurance.
Example Two: You are away on holidays and the power cuts out due to an electrical fault in the building. Your return home to find your fridge/freezer goods spoilt. The owner’s insurance will not cover your fridge/freezer goods.
Example Three: A storm blows a tree onto the house and in the process, your belongings are damaged. The owner’s insurance will not cover your possessions. A quality tenants contents insurance should cover these examples. Please contact your insurer for further information. You need to ensure that all your goods are adequately insured as neither Vogue Real Estate Australia Pty Ltd or the property owner will be liable for damaged or destroyed tenant possessions.