Searching for your new home can be a stressful time. We are here to help, below are some easy to follow steps to help you find your new home:
Step 1. Where to live?
If you are unfamiliar with a local area, please visit our "Suburb Profiles" page for an insight in to the various suburbs around Sydney.
When deciding on what area to live in, consider access to schools and other facilities.
Step 2. Searching for your home.
Once you have decided on your suburb of choice, now it’s time to look for your new home. Our “search rentals” section is where you will be able to search for the properties currently available or coming available in your area of choice.
Step 3. Inspecting A Property
Once you have found something you like, there are two types of inspections available.
A) Open House Inspection: To accommodate for people who work during the week, or are unable to attend mid- week inspections, we conduct Open House Inspections on Saturdays as well as during the week.
View our “inspection times” section to see when properties are being shown.
B) Private appointment: We want to find you a home as soon as possible, this means being able to show you a home at a time that is convenient to you.
Appointments may be made for a private viewing by calling (02) 9891 0031.
Step 4. Found your Property
Once you find your property, you need to make an application. Below are some helpful hints to keep in mind when filling in your application.
a) Occupants; All occupants over the age of 18 MUST complete an application form
b) Identification; All applications must be accompanied by photo identification including an address. If you do not hold a drivers licence, a passport or other photo I.D can be provided with a bank statement or other formal document sighting an address.
c) Employment; If you are self employed we will require the details of your accountant and a copy of your company bank statement
d) Rental History; Where your current and previous address are rented premises, we will require contact details for your agent or landlord
e) Personal reference: No family members will be accepted as a personal reference. Friends and colleagues are preferred.
f) Tenancy database; All applicants will be checked across the National Tenancy Databases. Please advise if there would be any reason that your name may appear on this service.
g) Deposit: Typically a deposit is not taken until your application has been approved. Our team will be able to provide further assistance with this.
Step 5. Processing of Application
Once you application has been processed you will be contacted within 24 / 48 hours advising you of the outcome.
Whether you are the successful or unsuccessful applicant you will be contacted by one of our team to advise on the results.
In the case where there is more than one applicant, and you are unsuccessful, we will continue to assist you to find an alternative property.
Should your application be denied, where appropriate, feedback will be provided to you.
Step 6. Congratulations!
When you are the successful applicant, below are some helpful steps to follow that will help you in the next stages:
a) Holding deposit, where appropriate you will be requested to place a holding deposit on the property. This will secure the premises for you until the agreed move in date. Once this fee has been paid you will be committed to leasing the property. Should you wish to withdraw your application penalties may apply.
b) Initial payment; where appropriate you may be requested to make payment in full for all initial monies, this will include;
Advanced rent (2 weeks) + Bond (4 weeks rent)
c) Lease execution; to formalise your new tenancy there is some legal documentation that must be signed. A member of our team will make an appointment for this to be done. Note all tenants are required to be present.
Step 7. Moving in to your new home!
Now it’s time to move into your new home. This is a very exciting time, but understandably somewhat stressful. On move in day there seems to be so much to do.
At the time of signing your leases an appointment will be made for you to collect your keys, as well as the ingoing condition report for the property, should this not be done at the same time.
Step 8. Condition report
At the commencement of your tenancy our team will have conducted a full inspection of your new home including photos. The condition report will be used to identify any changes to the property throughout your tenancy and finalise your bond.
It is important that you take the 7 days allocated, to make comment as to your agreement or disagreement to this report.
Once you have completed the report, please return this to our office. In agreement with your lease this must be done within 7 days.