Ryan McLean


  1. Kai
    October 7, 2016 @ 11:34 pm

    Hi, I’m new to Australia (Adelaide), I’ve been applying houses for over a month now but never have the luck. They always blaming that I don’t have any previous rental history in Australia. Because I was living with my family before migrate to Australia, I’d never rent a property in my life. So, my question is, how to increase my chance as a new comer?

    My other question is how do they determine if I can afford to pay? Because at one stage, I was applying a $360/wk home, and they said they believe that I won’t be able to pay rent. Yet, as the pay slip I provided to them, I take over $1300 home after tax every Thursday, don’t know how they come up with that statement. Do I have to find another person include in the application? The reason I keep looking for a 3 bedroom house is because I have a rally car and car trailer, therefore I need a carport/ garage that connects to the back so that I can hide them off street. Yet, a 2 bedroom house won’t have a 2 car carport.



    • Ryan McLean
      October 10, 2016 @ 4:15 pm

      Hey Kai,

      I actually did an episode on that. Check out this one here: https://onproperty.com.au/increase-your-chances-of-getting-a-rental/

      The short of it is…offer more money. An extra $10 or $20/week puts your name to the top of the list and gives you first consideration.

      In regards to determining how you can pay it’s likely purely arbitrary. They might use a 30% or 33% of your pay…or maybe they thought you made $1,300/month (not per week).


  2. Exaccuss
    October 27, 2016 @ 2:33 pm

    Thanks for this. Decided to write a cover letter and offer $20 per week more. I really hope we get this place! Will keep you updated.


  3. Bradley
    January 16, 2017 @ 11:59 am

    We have tried everything to get a property but still no luck I believe that’s it caused by living in public housing the demographic implies that we’re ” houso” and that’s why I don’t get properties is there anyway that I could do something to help my chances ???


    • Ryan McLean
      January 16, 2017 @ 2:48 pm

      Tried offering more money?


  4. Esafe mau kakala Fine tuipulotu
    May 19, 2017 @ 6:29 pm

    Hi my partner and i are applying for a 330wk house with water included. My employment status is a casual making about 1300 after tax weelky in busy season but then making 990 weekly on a not busy season. Ive got 2 loans that im paying off which consists of $98 and $90 a week. But my partner she has 550 left over every fortnight after paying off for her car and insurance but can get rental asstiance. Who is more likely to get the place out of my partner and i.


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