For prospective tenants interested in renting a property with Walker Weir, we invite you to contact us so you can schedule a viewing of the home. Once you decide you want to apply for the property, you’ll need to fill out an application and provide us with some documentation and information. Here’s how you can improve your chances of getting approved for a property:
- Tell us about yourself. When you contact our office to schedule a viewing, tell us when you want to move and why you’re leaving your current home.
- Fill out the application completely. Don’t leave anything blank, and don’t leave us chasing down information that we’ve requested.
- Be prepared. You’ll need to provide proof of income and identification, and we’ll need contact information for your references.
- Provide adequate references. We’ll want to talk to your employer and one or two of your previous landlords. There’s no need to add references who are personal friends or family members
- Demonstrate that you’re a desirable tenant. Show us a documented history of earning enough income, paying your rent on time, and being a responsible citizen and neighbour.
- Understand our rent tender program. When you’re filling out your application, you could be invited to make an offer on how much rent you’re willing to pay for the property above the price guide. Plan carefully for this, because other prospective tenants will also be making offers, so you want yours to be competitive. If you have any questions about how to make an offer, speak to our letting agents.
- Be honest on your application. If you’ve had a tenancy terminated, or a large sum deducted from your bond in the past, you won’t automatically disqualify yourself. We’ll listen to your explanation and make our own independent judgment. Answering questions dishonestly, however, will automatically disqualify you from renting one of our properties.
- Read and sign the consent. We’ll be contacting your references and investigating your background. We cannot do this without your permission, so make sure you understand what you’re consenting to, and sign the application form with the date. Failure to do so will delay the process.