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references       started by sarah+mick on 15 Aug 2010   (23031)
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From sarah+mick

15 Aug 2010 6:04 PM
(109150)
Hi all we are due to land on 7th Sept and have sorted accomadation for 1 month and now currantly looking for long term lets in and around the area of Mullaloo .The agents all ask for references but as we have always owned are own home and I am self employed we dont have any references. How can I get references. Any advise would be great. thanks Mick
From moirclan

To sarah+mick

15 Aug 2010 8:10 PM
(109151)
what about your doctor ,could he / she give you one? what about your real estate agent if you sold your house
From Sharron+Mick

To sarah+mick

15 Aug 2010 8:41 PM
(109152)
The person you rent your holiday home from will probably provide you with a reference too - sharron
From zenshin

To sarah+mick

16 Aug 2010 12:03 AM
(109153)
Hi We moved back to Perth 5 months ago after living in the UK for 12 years so we also did not have any references that were of any use to our agents. We wrote a personal reference from ourselves explaining our situation and that as we were also landlords (our property in the UK is rented) we understood their concerns. We also provided email addresses of colleagues who had visited us in our home and if the agent wished they could have emailed them to get a reference. We also provided a very current copy of our bank statement from the UK showing more than sufficient funds to cover the rent over a year. Just make sure you are very friendly and appeal to the person showing you through as they tend to base their decisions on their gut instinct on whether you would be a good tenant.Also we were also self-employed in the UK and it wasn't a problem with the agent (we showed our most recent set of accounts for our company). BTW we are renting in Mullaloo less than a 5 minute stroll from the beach and absolutely love it.
From rockinghorse

To sarah+mick

16 Aug 2010 6:36 AM
(109155)
My bank manager gave me a reference. Also you can aske companies that you did business with for character refs. They all help!