What do I need to secure a rental property in Adelaide?

I've decided to move out of home and I'm looking to rent a place with some mates from uni. Any hints and advice on what we need to increase our chances of getting our rental application approved would be fantastic.
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Summertime Apr 19, 2016
Make sure you have enough money to cover all costs for the property you are considering.
Typical costs at the start of moving in will be:
- Bond: 1 months rent
- First 2 to 4 weeks rent in advance
- Utility initial connection fees e.g. Origin Energy charge $37.40 to turn on services. Allow 48 hours to ensure this is completed
- Internet and phone service fees and connection of phone line. If you are moving into a new home or where there has not been a connection for a long time you may need to have the line to be re-installed which can be extremely expensive and this cost cannot be recovered from the landlord. I suggest calling the phone provider to check if a line needs to be installed prior to signing the lease. If installation is required you can negotiate with the landlord to pay the connection or split the cost. Ensure you get this agreement in writing.
- Movers vary in price and quality
- Insurance is not important to everyone but contents contained in households is expensive to replace.
- Do you need furniture items? Bed, tables and chairs.
- Whitewoods are expensive but also a necessity. Fridge, washing machine etc.
- Household essentials including cleaning tools, bedding and towels, cooking equipment and utensils food staples.
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Klt Apr 19, 2016
Documentation is needed when submitting your application using the 1 form website. If you are doing a paper application you will still need 100 points of ID.

Identification and supporting documents
You will need 100 points of identification and at least one requires a photo. There were some real estate agents that wanted an item from each category as well not just 100 points however this is not the case with most agents.
Examples of these are:

50 points (Photo ID)
- Drivers license
- Passport
- Proof of age

30 points (Secondary ID)
- Birth certificate
- Student card
- Medicare card
- Health care card
- Vehicle registration

30 points (Rental History/Proof of Address)
- Rental Receipts
- Signed lease
- Utility bill
- Bank statement
- Rental reference

20 points (Employment/Proof of Income)
- Payslips
- Letter of employment
- Employment reference

Other information you will be asked
- References: one personal and one professional. Neither can be relatives or partners.
- Current and previous address, timeframes and monthly rent
- Current and previous landlord details
- Current and previous employment, address, manager, timeframes and salary details
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Equality Apr 19, 2016
It is worthwhile mentioning that rent can only be increased in a fixed term agreement if included in the initial agreement and how it will be determined eg. CPI increases.

A rent increase can only occur every six months and the landlord must provide you with 60 days notice.
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