Application

When you find the right property, you will need to complete an Tenancy Application Form.

Click here for the Commercial Form (PDF file)    Click here for the Residential Form (PDF file)

Listed below are a few tips to help you with the application:

If you have not previously rented through Great Pacific Realty, you will need to provide copies of identification to the value of 100 points with your application. For example, a Drivers Licence, ATM card, credit card and a bill addressed to you at your current address.

You will also need to provide:

  • Current and previous addresses
  • Current and previous rental histories
  • Current employment details
  • References
  • Next of kin details

Screening Process

Once you submitted a complete application, our leasing team will conduct a review of the information you provided. They will also contact your personal references and employers. We look for people that will look after the property as if it were their own, with financial stability, the ability to pay rent, and a good rental history.

When we have completed all the checks we will forward your application to the landlord.

If your Tenancy Application is approved, our leasing consultant will arrange a suitable time to meet and sign your new Great Pacific Realty Tenancy Agreement.

Bond

What is a Bond?

A tenancy bond is money that a landlord asks tenants to pay when they move into their property. The bond is held to cover any unpaid rent, damage to the property (if that damage can be shown to be the tenant's fault) or any other claim.

How much is the Bond?

As a guide landlords can charge up to four weeks rent as a bond. This may be higher depending on the weekly rent amount. The exact bond amount will be advised on application.

Paying the Bond

At the start of your tenancy, you need to pay the bond amount with a separate bank cheque or money order.

Bond Receipt

A receipt for the bond will be sent to the rented property street address which is shown on the bond lodgement form from the bond authority. You should keep your bond receipt somewhere safe as you will need it when the tenancy is ending or when a tenant who is listed on the bond receipt is leaving the property.

Bond Refund

Your bond will be refunded to you promptly after the property is fully vacated, less any deductions that may be agreed or directed by the tribunal. A bond refund cannot be applied for until all keys have been returned to Great Pacific Realty and a final inspection has been carried out.

Landlord claims on the Bond

A landlord will be able to claim some or all of the bond:

  • If there is damage done by the tenant which is beyond fair wear and tear
  • If the house is left dirty
  • If personal items are left behind
  • If rent is left unpaid at the end of the tenancy
  • If you fail to comply with any other obligation and the landlord suffers some loss as a result of this

Note: If the claim by the landlord is greater than the bond, you may be ordered to pay the extra amount.