To apply for a rental property, you may either download and print the Vertical Living Tenancy Application form below or utilise the TRA online application function. If you view a Vertical Living Real Estate property during a Saturday open house, your application must be submitted before 10 am the following Monday to be accepted for processing.
When submitting the printed form, please complete it carefully and legibly. When applying, you will also need supporting documentation noted throughout the state. If the condition is incomplete or illegible and the supporting documentation is insufficient, the application will not be processed, and the application form will be returned. If you download and utilise the printed form of the Vertical Living Tenancy Application Form, once completed, send it to the following contact details:
Business address: Suite 516, 15 Lime Street, Sydney NSW 2000
If you utilise the TRA online application, please follow all the steps, including completing the TRA disclosure form.
Please be aware that Vertical Living Real Estate does not accept deposits.
Please note, for your rental application form to be processed, you must provide 100 points (minimum) of identification, one of which must be a photo ID. The following documents are acceptable and must be photocopied and attached to the application.
Drivers Licence or Passport, 40 points,
Last 4 Rent Receipts or Current Tenancy History, 30 points,
Bank Statement, 20 points,
Current Wage Advice, 20 points,
Previous Tenancy Reference, 10 points,
Rates Notice, 20 points,
Employment Reference on letterhead, 20 points,
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate, 10 points,
We’ve compiled some commonly asked questions about the application process and what you can do to get ahead of the crowd.
What do I need to provide in my application?
We require one application per adult. Each adult must provide 100 points of identification and two of their most recent payslips.
What if I don’t have any payslips because I’ve just started a new job?
If you have just started your employment or are yet to start, please provide us with the offer letter of engagement.
What if I am a student/on a pension/receive Centrelink and don’t have employment?
Please provide us with your most recent bank statements and statements for any savings accounts you may have. If you receive Centrelink, please give these statements.
How can I help speed up the process of my Rental Application?
Make sure to provide all supporting documents along with your application. If you can also get written references to attach to your application, this will speed up the process! The less we have to call you to ask you to upload documents, the better!
What if I am a homeowner and don’t have any rental history?
Not to worry! Please provide us with your most recent rates notice along with your application. Finding proof that you can look after a property as a first-time renter with no rental experience can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. If you’ve recently sold your house, provide a number for the agency you sold your home through.
How can I make my application stand out?
We always encourage tenants to draw up a cover letter explaining a bit about themselves, your situation, what they like to do in their spare time etc., so that we can send this to the owner for when they consider your application. Another way to make your application stand out is by including a resume. This shows that you’re willing to go the extra mile to provide information.
I have no rental history; will this affect my application?
Not at all; people have to start somewhere! If you’re a first-time renter, explain your current situation, whether it be living with your parents or perhaps you’re from overseas. If you are a homeowner, attach the rates notice.
How much is a bond?
The bond is four weeks’ rent. When signing, we also require two weeks’ rent in advance.
What can a tenant do to make an excellent first impression on the real estate agent?
Generally, landlords and property managers are looking for people who are well presented, courteous, smiling, proactive and easy to communicate with.
The best thing to do is be yourself. Be the person you would rent to if roles were reversed.
Be organised and be friendly. Don’t be fearful to talk to the property manager and ask them how they are going, take a general interest. If you are applying as a couple or with friends, be open to talking them up during the inspection!
Don’t be afraid to discuss your hobbies, interests, and work, especially if the rental is near your workplace. Having a short conversation and telling us a bit about who you are helping us understand what kind of tenant you might be.
We are looking for trustworthy, organised, neat and tidy individuals who are friendly and easy to deal with.