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Do I have to inspect the property to be accepted as a tenant?


While it is preferable for applicants to inspect the property before accepting it, it’s not required.

Property Managers should understand that survivors fleeing domestic and family violence often can’t inspect properties as their partner will often be controlling what they can do and what time they have for themselves – often none.

On your application form or online application just fill in that you are happy to take the property without viewing it. This will save you precious time and resources.

Your Property Manager may also be able to help you find safe ways to look at properties, perhaps through a safe space in their office where you can view available properties on their computer for security. Always remember to use private modes whenever you’re searching for properties) or any DFV related information) from your own devices.

And always talk to your Property Manager, if you can safely, to explain your situation so they can do their best to help you.

For more tips and help on finding a safe rental home as quick and simple as possible CLICK HERE to read our post –  Moving into Safe Housing – the Vital First Step.

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