Applying for a Rental Property
After the search for finding your perfect home is over, you’ll need to apply to our office via our Think Pink Estate Agents application form.
At Think Pink Estate Agents, we offer an easy uncomplicated way to apply for a property. Our application form is easy to understand and can be provided with 100 point of ID as listed below, one from each item:
- Photo ID – such as Drivers Licence, 18+ Card and Passport
- Proof of Income – Payslips, Bank Statements or Centrelink Income statements
- Letter of parental support if students applying
- Proof of current address – such as bill for electricity, gas, phone or internet
- Copy of medicare card or bank card
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Processing your application is a simple process. We do this by carrying out the following steps:
- Step 1
- We check that all the information provided on your application form is correct and that there are no blank spaces. We ensure that all parties wanting to move in have applied and that all necessary support documentation has been received.
- Step 2
- We will ensure that based on the evidence provided you can afford to pay the rent for the property as well as pay for basic day to day necessities.
- Step 3
- We will confirm that the information provided to our office matches who you really are.
- Step 4
- We will contact your employer to confirm employment details.
- Step 5
- We will check your past rental history through our access to a national tenancy database to ensure that any past descrepancies are noted to the owner.
- Step 6
- We will ask your current and previous lessor/agent for a rental reference and copy of your ledger to ensure rental payments have been made on time.
- Step 7
- Once this has been completed we will then contact the owner of the property and provide these detals to them, they will then make the final decision on your application.
- Step 8
- Should you application become successful you will be notified to come and sign the lease agreement within 24 hours.
- Step 9
- After a lease has been signed unsuccessful parties will be notified.
We Process an application with the highest priority at Think Pink Estate Agents. We try to commit to having this process completed with 24-48 hours of receiving all documentation.
Once You’ve Been Approved
Once you have been approved for the property we ask that a lease agreement be signed within 24 hours so that we can stop advertising the property. We will make a convenient time for this to happen and ask that you allow up to 45 minutes for this to happen. During this appointment we will go through your obligations during the tenancy, which also include ensuring that the rent remains a week in advance at all times. At the time of signing the lease agreement the 2 weeks rent also needs to be paid.
Before Moving In
Prior to moving into the property the bond of four (4) weeks rent needs to be paid in clear funds. The bond is a requirement to move into any property in QLD. For more information please visit the RTA’s website.
You will need to connect your own utilities, the owner is not responsible for ensuring the electricity, gas, solar, phone and internet has been connected. We can refer your details upon signing of the lease agreement to Direct Connect who can contact you to arrange the connection of these utilities. This is a free service to you and Direct Connect always offer the best possible savings to you.
As outlined at the Lease agreement signing appointment, you will be given 2 copies of the Entry Condition report when keys are collected. You must go through the report and detail and anomalies missed and sign and return the report within 3 days of the tenancy start date. If this is not returned, please be aware that the original inspection will be used for the end of tenancy comparisons, regardless of whether you agree to the original report or not.
Tenant Contents Insurance
It is important to note that should your goods be damaged or destroyed by circumstances affecting the owner’s property (i.e. fire, storm damage, power outages, etc), then your goods and possessions are not insured by the owner.
- Example One
- An electrical fault in the building starts a fire and the property is destroyed. Your possessions will not be covered by the owner’s insurance.
- Example Two
- You are away on holidays and the power cuts out due to an electrical fault in the building. Your return home to find your fridge/freezer goods spoilt. The owner’s insurance will not cover your fridge/freezer goods.
- Example Three
- A storm blows a tree onto the house and in the process, your belongings are damaged. The owner’s insurance will not cover your possessions.
A quality tenants contents insurance should cover these examples. Please contact your insurer for further information. You need to ensure that all your goods are adequately insured as neither Think Pink Estate Agents nor the property owner will be liable for damaged or destroyed tenant possessions.
At Think Pink Estate Agents we offer our clients a FREE way to pay rent, whilst still utilising all the professional banking services our clients expect.
Rent can be paid into our trust account via direct deposit. Please note we do not accept personal cheques. Bank Cheques and Money orders can be posted to our office only – PO BOX 2118, Chermside QLD 4032.
Our office policy is to ensure that all maintenance is received in writing. We ask our clients to either email, fax or post our maintenance request form providing details of the maintenance needed.
In case of an emergency, we ask that you contact our office immediately as it happens, failure to do so may mean that the contractor might not be able to attend when needed.
The RTA stipulates that an emergency maintenance request is:
- a burst water service or a serious water service leak
- a blocked or broken lavatory service
- a serious roof leak
- a gas leak
- a dangerous electrical fault
- flooding or serious flood damage
- serious storm, fire or impact damage
- a failure or breakdown of the gas, electricity or water supply to the premises
- a failure or breakdown of an essential service or hot water, cooking or heating appliance
- a fault or damage that makes the premises unsafe or insecure
- a fault or damage likely to injure a person, damage property or unduly inconvenience a resident of the premises
- a serious fault in a staircase, lift or other common area or premises that unduly inconveniences a resident in gaining access to, or using, the premises
All other repairs are considered to be routine repairs.
After hours emergencies MUST be phoned through to our after hours line 0431 601 213, if this goes to voicemail please allow 15 minutes for a response than contact our preferred trades people, so as not to wear the cost of the repair upfront at your cost.
Electrician – Rynehart Electrical – 1300 653 144
Plumber – Bell Plumbing – 3354 3300
Glazier – Rapid Glass – 3256 2426
Should you wish to vacate the property, we prompt you to contact your property manager at Think Pink Estate Agents to ensure that you are giving the required notice. For more information and to download a Form 13 please visit the RTA’s website.