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Breaking a Fixed Term Lease

October 9, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

A Residential Tenancy Agreement, also known as a lease, is given to a successful applicant of a rental property, by either the agency who is managing it or the landlord. It is a legal contract between the tenant and the landlord. The two most common types of lease are: Fixed Term: A fixed-term lease is […]

Presenting a rental property

October 2, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Presentation counts for rental properties too Most times when an Agency undertakes a leasing and marketing campaign for a rental property, the presentation is a result of the last tenant. Legislation keeps the responsibility of vacating tenants to ‘reasonably clean’  which leaves a lot of room for interpretation                           . There is much to gain getting […]

Smoke Alarms - Tenants

September 10, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Be safe in your rental property Even though The Act does not permit owners to transfer the responsibility of installing, cleaning, testing and replacing smoke alarms solely to a Tenant, the Tenant is responsible for: Reporting faults as soon as possible to the Landlord or Agency ie: alarm beeps continuously or makes an occasional chirping […]

Smoke Alarms

September 9, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Are you 100% sure the in your rental property will work in the event of a fire? The Landlord is responsible for installing, maintaining and replacing smoke alarms and batteries annually and keeping accurate records. Landlords are legally obliged to keep their rental property/s safe and hazard free. As such, they are required to have […]

Routine Inspection

August 28, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

– What does it mean? A Routine Inspection is a regular, periodical inspection of a rental property performed by a Property Manager.  In Victoria, two inspections are permitted in a 12 month period. The first inspection cannot be performed until 3 months into a new tenancy and then every 6 months after that.                                                                                      It is […]

Condition Report - What is it?

August 28, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

A Condition Report is prepared by the Agency. It records, via photographs and comments, the general condition of a property, including fittings and fixtures, BEFORE a Tenant moves into the rented premises. If you have paid a Bond, the Agency must prepare a Condition Report and even if you have not paid a Bond, it […]

Residential Tenancy Agreement

August 1, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

A Residential Tenancy Agreement, also known as a lease, is given to a successful applicant of a rental property, by either the agency who is managing it or the landlord. It is a legal contract between the landlord and tenant which can be in either written or verbal form, however it is recommended it be […]

Overview of the rental process for tenants

July 11, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

If a tenant is interested in renting a property, it is highly recommended that they personally attend an Open for Inspections or arrange an appointment to inspect the property, that way they can meet the Property Manager and ask any questions while they are viewing the property. Once they have decided the property suits them, […]

Landlords – Are you meeting your duty of care?

June 29, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

We have compiled a series of questions a landlord needs to consider and perhaps take action on to make sure they are meeting their duty of care and complying with all regulations. Do you have a contractor to check the smoke alarms annualy? It is the law for every home to have a working smoke […]

The Rental Process - What Tenants Can Expect from A Property Manager

May 30, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Great, quality tenants are sought after by landlords and Real Estate Agencies alike. They look for tenants who pay rent on time, look after the property and stay for the long term. Things you can expect a Property Manager to do are:   Contact all successful and unsuccessful tenants who apply for a rental property If […]

How One Agency Robert Mure Helps Landlords

May 30, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

The decision to lease your property is an important one.  The decision about which property manager you choose to manage it is even more important and shouldn’t be decided on management fees alone.  Many investors spend a large amount of time and effort in selecting a top investment property, however they don’t often make the […]

Tenant Hints

April 30, 2018

Property Management Tenant

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SEEKING TO RENT A HOME IS A  GROWING TREND, ESPECIALLY WITH THE RISING ENTRY  PRICES OF BUYING/OWNING YOUR OWN HOME. WE SEE  EVIDENCE OF THIS IN THE KOO WEE RUP AND SURROUNDING  COMMUNITIES EVERY DAY. At One Agency Robert Mure we are continuously receiving enquiries regarding whether we have properties for rent or do we know of anything coming up in the near future.  When we do have a property to let, it is often snapped up quickly.             […]