How should the property be presented?

We ask that the property be presented in the best manner possible to attract the right tenant for your property. We don’t want a bad first impression to detract the right tenant from renting your property. Please refer to our guide ‘Getting the Property Ready for Your Tenant’ in Section Three with tips and a checklist on how to present your property for rent.

How clean should the property be when a new tenant moves in?

The property should be presented ‘reasonably clean’ in accordance with legislative requirements. Please refer to our guide to ‘Getting the Property for Your Tenant’ in Section Three for recommended levels of cleanliness.

As a very general rule we ask the tenant to leave the property at the standard they found it. In cases where the property is provided in an extreme level of cleanliness we ask the tenant to leave the property likewise. However in the case of a dispute legally we can only enforce that the tenant return the property in a ‘reasonably clean’ condition, this being their minimum legal obligation.

If I allow pets at my property, what expectations will be given to the tenant?

We always sign pet conditions with your tenant on their tenancy agreement. This obligates them in 4 ways:

1. No additional pet may occupy the property without prior permission.

2. The pet may not come inside the property.

3. The pet must be removed from the property if it becomes annoying or bothersome to neighbours (after reasonable warning has been given in writing).

4. The tenant must be responsible for any damage caused by their pet, and remove any rubbish or faeces deposited by the pet. A pet bond is taken when they sign up. The tenant is also required to fumigate the property both internally and externally upon vacating the property and provide proof of receipt. A pet bond is taken when they sign up ($260).

We also record the details of the pet on the agreement, which is then signed by the tenant.

How do I ensure the pet will not come inside the property?

We obligate the tenant to commit in writing that they will not bring the pet inside. However as we are unable to monitor the property all of the time, we cannot guarantee that the pet will not come inside the property. We do look out for any warning signs whilst at the property conducting inspections. However, the only way to ensure that a pet will not come inside the property is to insist ‘No Pets’ right from the start of the tenancy.

Consider A Tax Depreciation Schedule

With the end of financial year just around the corner, it is now the perfect time to consider the tax advantages of owning an investment property. Have you considered arranging to have a tax depreciation schedule for your investment property?