Renting For The First Time?

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Guide For First-Time Renters


Congratulations on your decision to look for a home to rent. If this is the first property you have rented you may be wondering exactly what you need to prepare before moving in. Below, we highlight some of the information and documentation you should receive and complete prior to moving in.

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Tenancy Application Form

A tenancy application needs to be completed and signed before moving in, and will require references from you as well. A reference can come from a previous landlord or property manager, or an employer. 


Proof of income

You will need to provide proof of your income if you are selected as the preferred applicant.



You will need to provide your passport or drivers license as photo ID.  


Fees and costs

Usually two weeks rent needs to be paid up-front when renting to ensure you’re in advance, and a bond amount needs to be paid. A bond is usually the equivalent of four weeks rent, and is held by Tenancy Services in the event the property is damaged at the end of your lease. The bond amount is returned to you if the home is in a reasonable condition. 


Rental History

If you are a first-time renter, you may be concerned about proving your rental history. Don’t worry, the main things your landlord and property manager will be looking for are your ability to meet regular rental payments, take care of the property and meet the terms and conditions of the rental agreement.  


Still have some questions?

If you have some further questions, check out our Renting FAQs page for answers to some common renting questions.


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If you would like more information or have an inquiry about a specific property, our local offices will be happy to assist you. 


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