Rental property application issues

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

dannielle89:  Guess this depends how badly you want this place. I would not want to deal with an agent like that. As long as your payslips reflect you earn enough for the rent, I do not see what business it is of his what you have in savings… Maybe things are different here in South Africa though. Here you pay the deposit which I assume is the bond there to secure the property and sign the lease agreement when you do so his request does seem reasonable to me, however, his attitude would put me off…

Post # 3
7284 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think it entirely depends on where you are. If the rental market is rough, like where I am, then you pretty much have to do what ever they ask to secure a good place. 

As far as the extra information they are just looking to see if you can still afford the rent if something happens, like one of you losing your job or getting pregnant. The higher the rent the more likely they are to ask for such stuff because lets face it the court system can really screw rental property owners. It took me 8 months to be able to evict non-paying renters from one of the rental properties I own and I never saw a penny of the rent they owed. And landlord insurance is a bit of joke as well when it comes to paying out for what they call squatters.

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