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Tenancy essentials videos: finding the right home

Apr 2016

The RTA has joined forces with the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) to help new tenants find a home in the private rental market.

Whether they’ve been out of the rental market for a while or a first time renter, the ‘finding the right home’ video outlines important topics to consider before signing a tenancy agreement.

"There are many factors to consider when selecting the right property for your needs," RTA Senior Community Education Officer Lynn Smith said.

"Can you afford it? Is it close to schools, shops and transport? Have I considered how long I want to rent the home for? These are just some of the considerations that you need to think about before committing to the tenancy."

The REIQ’s Nick Brown gives his tips on renting including what a property manager or owner may be looking for in a prospective tenant, what you’ll need for a rental application and top tips in applying for a property.

"In a tight rental market where there are multiple people trying to rent one house it pays to be prepared," Nick said.

"Little things like having the necessary documentation and references ready to go will save you time and may put you first in line to get the property."

The Tenancy essentials: Pre-rental process for tenants video can be viewed on the RTA Queensland YouTube Channel – check it out today.