Renting a property can sometimes be a little daunting so we have put together this guide to make this process easier for you.
What is the process to rent a property?
- Prepare your application form.
We recommend you prepare your application well before finding a property to let. The reason we suggest this is because "TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE". Once you find a property that is suitable, you should be immediately ready to apply. Collecting supporting documents to go with your application can be timely. The chances of other applicants viewing and applying for the same property will be high so be prepared. Complete the application form now.
- View our rental list.
We suggest you view our rental list daily. We also suggest you register to receive SMS or email rental alerts. By registering you will receive regular alerts when a property that matches your requirements is added to our website.
- Arrange an Inspection of the property.
If you see a property on our website that you would really like to view, please contact our office on (02) 6583 7499 and we will work with you to arrange a suitable time to view the property. Alternatively you can email us and we will contact you with a suitable time.
What if I don't live locally? We are happy to work with you to arrange multiple inspections for when you are going to be in Port Macquarie next, alternatively you can arrange a relative or friend to attend on your behalf to view the property.
Can I apply for a property without viewing it? Unfortunately we are unable to accept your application if you have not yet viewed the property
- Submit your application to our office.
We require your application to be submitted with all supporting documents already photocopied. Unfortunately we are unable to assist with photocopying in our office. We are unable to accept partially completed applications or applications that have no supporting documentation.
Please submit your application via the following ways:-
- In person - 4/111 William Street, Port Macquarie
- Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax - (02) 6583 7815
- Post - P.O.Box 1541, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
What documents should I attach to my application? The following documents MUST be attached to your application.
1. Must supply 100 Points of Identification.
Current drivers licence (50 points)
Proof of age card (50 points)
A current passport (50 points)
Birth certificate (30 points)
Medicare card (20 points)
Credit card or Savings Card (20 points)
Motor vehicle registration certificate (10 points)
Bank statement (10 points)
Gas account statement (10 points)
Electricity account statement (10 points)
Centerlink Health Card (10 points)
**Please note: at least one photo I.D. must be submitted with your application
2. Proof of rental history (if applicable)
Last four rental receipts OR
Printout of tenancy history
**Please note: if you are unable to provide a tenant ledger, we will contact your agent on your behalf. Please sign the application for to allow us to do this.
3. Proof of current address
Utility statements (no greater than six months old) OR
Council rates notice
4. Proof of income
3 x previous pay slips OR
Bank statement OR
Centerlink Statement OR
If self-employed - tax returns and business registration
- Approved or Declined?
Once we have processed your application (ie: check references, employment, etc) we will present your application to the landlord. On many occasions we will have more than one application to present to the landlord. The landlord has the final decision, and will advise our agency of their preference. We will phone you regardless of whether you are declined or approved. If your application is approved, there a few steps that will need to be followed to secure the property.
View the "once approved" process.