Top Tips From Trust Property Management For House Hunting Tenants

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 5:44PM
By Beckie Wright

It sounds old fashioned but first impressions do count, and there are two easy things you can do to make a good first impression – dress to impress and be on time!  You don’t need to wear a suit, but tidy dress always makes a good first impression, and Wellington property management service, Trust Property Management have some more good ideas.

Another area that will make it difficult to find a house to rent is if you have a pet, or pets. If you are going to rent with a pet in the mix you need to be realistic. This will make house hunting a more difficult process, and you are unlikely to be “top of the pile” when it comes to tenancy applications. Trust Property Management explain they have very few properties that are pet friendly, and you can see why

homeowners would rather avoid the risk when there may be an equally suitable tenant without a pet. In New Zealand we aren’t able to charge a “pet bond” so the legislation doesn’t help them to help you there.

Speaking of references, make sure that your references are lined up and ready to take the property manager’s call. It’s important to have someone to vouch for you. If you’ve just moved out of home an employer reference is a great start.

Landlords and property managers don’t like people who want to break fixed term leases, ignore the conditions of the tenancy or break the law. Breaking a fixed term lease will be costly for you, time consuming for everyone and should be avoided as much as possible.  Make sure your fellow tenants understand the obligations you are entering into. If you agree to one thing but do another, you’ll just make it harder for yourself to find another property.

Finally, often there are many people competing for a tenancy. Trust Property Management reject any application that seems dishonest or suspicious, and they also complete a high level of referencing and will find out what you might forget to tell them. Credit, background, reference checks will show what you don’t want to divulge, so be up front and they’ll give you the same treatment back.  The more thorough and detailed you are in your application, the better impression you will give them about the kind of tenant you will be.

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