Written References – Getting The Rental Property You Want
Now more than ever it’s difficult to find and secure the right rental property. The very best properties, those which are well presented, well marketed and well priced, can have up to 40 groups of potential tenants (and sometimes even more) show up for the first open-for-inspection. There’ll most likely be multiple people applying for these properties too, so getting your application to the front of the pack is critical.
One way to do this is to ensure the quality of your references, making it easy for the property manager to gauge your worth as a prospective tenant. Wherever possible, supply both your work and character references in writing, as well as statements from any agent or landlord you’ve rented a property from previously.
Also make sure you include multiple phone numbers for each referee, highlighting the best time to contact them. Don’t only include mobile numbers for business or work contacts as the property manager may prefer to call the business direct, to verify the reference is genuine Generic Cialis. If it’s easier to contact a referee via email, make that clear too. Ultimately, you want to make sure the process of confirming the details you’ve supplied flows as quickly and easily as possible.
If you have a pet, I recommend supplying written references from your previous letting agent for them too. Even if you were previously living in a property you owned, get a statement from the selling agent to show the pet is well behaved and was not destructive to your property.
By providing written references and clear and precise information about your referees, you’re showing you’re an organised person who’s serious about renting the property – just the sort of tenant most letting agent and landlords would be happy to have as a tenant. Depending on who else is applying, this tactic might not get you the property, but it will almost certainly get you into the final shortlist, which is at least half the battle.
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Written References Getting The Rental Property You Want