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October

2016

Swimming Pool Maintenance

  If a swimming pool is included as part of the rental property, the maintenance should be covered in the special terms of the tenancy agreement. The tenant is generally responsible for everyday maintenance such as clearing leaves from the pool and may be responsible [...]

20

October

2016

Christmas is coming, try making extra payments

Christmas is quickly approaching and it may be a good time to start making additional small payments with your current rental payments. It is common for people to be over loaded with extra expenses during the festive season and your rental [...]

13

October

2016

Installing fixtures

  Tenants can only install fixtures or fittings or make alterations to the premises with the written consent of the lessor/agent. The nature of the approved changes should be outlined, as well as the conditions of the lessor’s/agent’s [...]

6

October

2016

Yard Maintenance

It is generally the responsibility of the tenant to look after general yard jobs such as mowing, edging and weeding.  We request that the lawns be mowed and edged with all the waste being removed on a regular basis. We also must advise you [...]

29

September

2016

Notice Periods for ending a tenancy

Either a tenant/resident or a property manager/owner or provider can give the other person notice to end a tenancy, and there are certain rules and timelines that must be followed. A fixed term agreement means that the tenant or resident has [...]

22

September

2016

Bond Refunds Update

Bond processing times have returned to normal and agreed bond refunds are being processed within 2 business days. The RTA recently transitioned to a new system that resulted in longer than usual processing times for bond refunds. The new system [...]

15

September

2016

Pets in a rental property

Tenants must have permission to have a pet at their property. A tenancy agreement that is signed at the start of a tenancy indicates if a pet is approved, the type of pet it is and the number of approved pets. A written request is required [...]

8

September

2016

Smoke Alarm Solutions

A large majority of our properties smoke alarms are serviced by Smoke Alarm Solutions.  Their job is to ensure the property is compliant to current legislation so that you and your family are protected in the event of a house fire. Smoke Alarm Solutions issue [...]

1

September

2016

Cheques are no longer issued by the RTA

Bonds are refunded via direct deposit into Australian bank accounts. Cheques are no longer issued. Provide your up-to-date bank details on the refund form. To get your bond back you should leave the property in the condition it was in when you [...]

25

August

2016

Slower Processing Times - RTA

Last week the RTA implemented a new system for refunding bonds. The transition to the new system has resulted in longer than usual processing times for bond refunds. The RTA have advised not only have they increased the number of staff [...]