Whether you’re a tenant or a Landlord/Property Manager, it’s important to make sure your rental property is up to par when the tenancy ends. For tenants, restoring the property to its original (or even better) condition can make for a stress-free move, particularly when it comes to recovering your bond. For landlords, a clean and presentable rental shows the next potential tenants that you value your property investment so they’re expected to do the same.
As Landlord/Property Manager, you’ll be hearing a lot of concerns from your tenants. It is your responsibility to see to these issues and it’s important to be efficient to keep both you and your tenant happy and stress-free.
Once you’ve got a great property in your hands, the work doesn’t end. It’s important not only to add value to it, but to maintain that value for effective maximisation. This will require commitment and attention to particular details.
Painting is a necessity for any landlord. A fresh coat of paint boosts a property’s appeal, while some areas will need maintenance. Hiring a professional to do simple paint jobs may be the easiest solution, but taking on the task yourself could save you a considerable amount of money.
Asbestos is a toxic material and can lead to serious, chronic respiratory diseases. Asbestos was very popular for some time for its durability and fire-resistant properties and can be found in a wide array of building materials:
The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 does not have a specific definition of fair wear and tear, although it is considered to be wear that happens during normal use and changes that happen with ageing.
Investors may never need to come across illegal drugs being cultivated on their properties, but it’s always best to keep an eye out for these things. The manufacture of drugs like marijuana, methamphetamines, and ecstasy show some distinct signs and there are some steps you can take to monitor suspicious activity.
Any arrangement pertaining to garden maintenance, including lawns and trees should be stipulated in the tenancy agreement. The Entry condition report (Form 1a) and Exit condition report (Form 14a) should document the condition of the gardens and lawns. Read more
It’s a classic story being told over and over again. The tenant moves out of the property. The landlord/property manager enters the property to complete the vacate inspection, doesn’t like what they see and claims the bond in order to rectify the damage. Tenant gets upset, believing that the damage is due to fair wear and tear. Read more
There may be a time when your tenants request to make alterations or additions to the property they’re renting to make it more “livable” for them. However, they cannot make these alterations unless the landlord gives them permission to do so. Read more
59 Lugg Street
Bardon QLD 4065 Australia
07 3123 7373
Find us on Google+
Fax +61 7 3036 5303