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26

May

2016

Information about Rental Increases

The rent can't be increased during a fixed term agreement unless a special term of the tenancy agreement states that the rent can be increased. If the fixed term agreement allows for rent increases, the lessor/agent must give the tenant at least 1 month's notice [...]

19

May

2016

Getting your Bond back

You get your bond back at the end of the tenancy as long as no money is owed to the lessor/agent for rent, damages or other costs. You can apply to have your bond money returned on, or after, handover day. The RTA will need your forwarding address to process [...]

12

May

2016

Some cleaning tips

Driveway and Garage Stains We find that tenants are leaving the property at the end of their tenancy often have the unnecessary expense of cleaning oil stains off their cement driveway or from the garage floor. We constantly urge all tenants to place a drip tray or at [...]

5

May

2016

Choosing your next rental

Choosing a home to rent can be a very personal decision and trying to decide if a rental property is suitable for you at an open for inspection can be difficult. Especially when you consider how little time you have to look at it and with 15 or more other people viewing it [...]

1

April

2016

Maintenance Issues

Just a quick reminder that you do not need to wait until your routine inspection to report any maintenance issues. It is better both for everyone involved including the owner of the property that any maintenance be attended to as soon as [...]

31

March

2016

Tenant Ideas (Saving on electricity)

Last week I mentioned about saving money on heating costs. This is of course only part of the story, as for most of us, saving on heating means saving on electricity. However there are many ways to save on electricity costs besides the heating side of the equation. Here [...]

24

March

2016

Tenant information (winter approaching)

With the recent cold weather, here are some practical tips for reducing your energy bills. Remember to rug up. If you wander around in shorts and a T-shirt in the middle of winter, you'll probably end up turning the heating up. Put on a sweater and wear some [...]

10

March

2016

Types of Tenancy agreements

Types of general tenancy agreements An agreement can be: a fixed term agreement, which means an agreement for a set period, with an identified end date, or a periodic agreement, which means an agreement which has no set end date and which operates on, for example [...]

3

March

2016

Tenant News Garden maintenance

It is generally the responsibility of the tenant to look after general yard jobs such as mowing, edging and weeding, however this should be specified in the tenancy agreement. Fast facts · Any special arrangements about the maintenance of gardens and [...]

25

February

2016

Fixtures in your home

It is important to understand your responsibilities as a tenant with regard to what you can or can't do within your Rental Home. The following is an extract from the RTA website which outlines details about fixtures and inclusions.  Fixtures are things that are [...]