Put your best foot forward when applying for a rental property

By Katy Contreras
Tuesday 10 August 2022


We manage and lease a lot of properties here at Wiesner Property and whilst we do this on a daily basis and we know how to make the leasing process as simple as possible, it might not be as clear for our potential tenants! So, we have put together a list below of some of the things that make the tenant application process a little simpler and quicker, to help everyone out!

Your application could be approved faster if you:

  • Document format: have all your documents in PDF format and saved digitally with the document named clearly.
  • Proof of identity: we will request copies of your photo ID, which can be a current driver’s licence or a passport.
  • Proof of income: you will need to provide your 3 most recent payslips to prove your income. If you are self-employed, you will need to provide a tax return and contact information for your accountant.
  • Bank statements: when we request your bank statement, we are just looking for proof of your current balance or savings, rather than a list of transactions. So, just the front page of your statement that highlights your balance and has your legal name is all we need.
  • Tenancy ledger: if you have rented before, we will need a complete ledger from your current property manager, which shows a pattern of paying your rent on time.
  • Students or lack of rental history: if you are a student or are just starting your rental journey, we will request a letter from a guarantor. This person will need to be willing to cover the financial obligations of your rent should you default in any way.
  • References: we will require references from your direct manager at work and your current property manager and providing these contact details at the outset can speed the process up!
    Have all the above information ready to go and labelled and saved in a concise and organised way can assist us greatly and means we can get back to you swiftly about your application.