If your property has a swimming pool or spa then a copy of a valid Certificate of Compliance issued in the past three years is required. This must be done before any lease or renewal being signed; without this, your property cannot be leased. For more information about swimming pools in rental properties, look at our article: Is…Read More→
The owner is responsible for the supply and installation of Australian Standard approved smoke alarms, ensuring there is the correct number in the right location under Regulations. If preferred, Leah Jay can arrange a professional inspection by a smoke alarm provider for an annual fee.
Approximately 63% of Australian households own pets. Many pet owners are responsible and ensure no damage is caused to the property or grounds. It is certainly worth considering when you are looking for a good tenant that you consider tenants with pets. Here’s some more information about pets in rental properties.
Routine inspections of the property are carried out eight weeks after the tenancy has commenced and then every six months thereafter. Owners receive a copy of all reports and your property manager will communicate any concerns they may have with you. We encourage owners to view their property at least once a year – this should…Read More→
We strongly recommend that you have landlord insurance in addition to building insurance. This covers you for tenant-related risks, including loss of rental income and loss or damage to your contents and building by the tenant. You can find out more about landlord insurance at EMB or Terri Scheer.
A lot of real estate agents add ‘property management’ onto their standard buying and selling of homes. Often these companies will charge lower fees because their core focus is on the income they make from sales commissions. We focus 100% on property management, have managed properties for over 25 years and have a strong team, which…Read More→
Our Investment Services team can assist you with guidance about the local rental market, what is in demand and what rent can be achieved.
We can work with you to maximise your investment and ongoing yield through targeted improvements to your property. This can be done with regular maintenance, freshening up the property and maximising the presentation through painting, pruning of trees etc. The underlying aim is to help maximise the benefit from your investment right through the investment lifecycle, from…Read More→
For a full outline of what you must know, please refer to the Tenant Information Statement provided by the Department of Fair Trading.
You will be notified in advance if you need to pay for water usage and will be invoiced by Leah Jay separately from the rent. Please do not pay Hunter Water direct. You will be given 21 days to pay the account.
Subletting and transferring is not permitted without prior written approval from our office. Any new tenants must complete an application form and go through the normal approval process and then sign on to the lease depending on the circumstances. This request may be refused should the applicant not meet our criteria or if the property…Read More→
The lease break penalties outlined above still apply. Any agreed handovers must be done correctly and legally. The existing tenant and proposed tenant should contact the property manager as soon as possible and advise them of their intentions. There is no automatic obligation to agree to this request. The proposed tenant must complete an application form,…Read More→