When submitting an application to rent a property, be sure it is fully completed. Include all required documents, and the application fee in the required form of payment. i.e. cashier check or money order.
Fields left blank, or missing documents, could result in a delay of the screening process. This may allow an application with all the necessary items to be placed in front of one that is incomplete.
References are very important. Supply names and phone numbers to people that can provide an unbiased referral. Such as a previous landlord and/or employer. Referrals from friends and family, in most cases, are not sufficient.
Including a letter of introduction, and expressing the funds are available for the deposit, is never a bad idea. It adds a human element to your application and just may be the deciding factor if two similarly qualified applications are received.
If denied, don’t be afraid to ask what caused you to lose out on the property. You may be made aware of items on your credit that you did not know existed.
Good luck, and be sure to visit our website often for current listings and other useful information.