Being a good renter can improve your chances of long-term tenancy and will enhance your reputation amongst landlords for future applications. But what do property managers look for in a renter?
An ideal tenant will pay their rent on time, is respectful to any neighbours, protects property ownership and minimizes maintenance costs in one.
To find out how to secure more rental properties read our list of features that make a desirable renter.
Tenancy qualities that impress
The competitive rental environment will always favour good tenants with longstanding tenancy agreements. Landlords and property managers naturally aim to safeguard the property and increase investment potential. Therefore the favoured tenants will possess the following qualities:
- Reliability – tenants that are financially secure and respectful of their rights and obligations as tenants of the property.
- Reputable – their references and rental history say a lot about the trustworthiness as an individual, employee or student and as a renter who puts themselves in the mindset of their property manager.
- Responsible – treating the property with respect shows responsibility as a tenant which is highly valued by both landlords and property owners. Whether it’s reducing noise levels or adhering to a rule the owner has established regarding the property, being a responsible tenant is highly respected.
- Respectful – showing respect for the landlord and property manager, fellow housemates and neighbours always creates the priceless quality of good word of mouth.
Open and honest communication is a quality that both landlords and property owners value highly. If a tap is leaking, or a cupboard door hinge is coming loose, or maybe a tile in the bathroom is cracked, speak up before the issue worsens. These are the types of domestic situations whereby a landlord/property manager will always be indebted for forewarning.
Similarly, honesty in a tenant is a major factor to making you a desirable applicant and allow for long-term tenancy opportunities. This honesty is things like reporting accidents or incidents committed by householders which includes pets.
If you wish to know the specific requirements of a property you’re looking to rent, speak to the property manager to learn about the rules and guidelines the property owner has established.