1. Consider your requirements
The first step is to think about what you require from your rental home. You’ll need to consider budget, location and specific features you’d like the property to have.
The City Property Management website is a great place to start looking. We have an excellent range of high-quality, competitively priced properties available for rent, with new listings added frequently.
2. Apply for the property
Once you’ve found a suitable property, you’ll need to fill out a pre-tenancy application form.
The form includes your contact information and references, and may require you to provide photo ID. The information you provide on this form may be used to conduct credit and/or reference checks.
3. Inspect the property
Before you move in, you’ll need to help the property manager fill out a property inspection report, which is used as evidence of the property’s condition prior to your tenancy.
The report protects the landlord and ensures you won’t be held responsible for pre-existing damages.
4. Sign the tenancy agreement
The tenancy agreement outlines the terms and conditions agreed upon by both you and the landlord. It includes important information such as:
- Occupancy: Who and how many people can live permanently at the property. If a tenant moves in or out, you’ll need to let your property manager know in writing. New tenants will need to be approved before moving in.
- Rent: The cost of rent, payment frequency and account details for payment. You’re legally responsible to pay the rent according to these conditions.
- Tenancy type: The agreement stipulates whether the tenancy is periodic, fixed-term or short-term.