Landlords - Sourcing a Rental Property
Like yourself, when moving into a home, a prospective tenant also has requirements when sourcing a suitable rental property.
We have a list of suggestions that have been made by tenants, over a period of time and a few items that we have included from experience. We find when tenants move into a home that is rented for the first time be a new or older home, we receive many queries regarding these items listed.
• Garden shed - general requirement especially if the tenants are to maintain the garden them selves.
• Letter box & street numbering
• Fly screens
• Security doors at the front and rear
• For a brand new home 1/2 cost of water consumption charges when establishing lawns and gardens
• Window furnishings - we ask that you be mindful of what type of furnishings is supplied as we find venetians and verticals require maintenance and have a shorter life span than other types
• TV antenna
• Heating & air conditioning
• Picture hook allowances be made within reason
• Clothes line
• Sprinkler system installed especially in up market home standard requirement
• Light shades - can make or break a room
• Cupboards supplied for storage in bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry
• Gutters should be clear at commencement of tenancy and maintained regularly by the landlord during the tenancy
• Keys supplied for all locks (including garage)
• Ensure all window and doors are locking and closing properly
• All appliances in home to be in good working order such as oven, heating etc.
• All down pipes & drainage is connected and in good working order
• Up market/executive homes - dishwasher are standard requirement
• Older homes need to have wiring checked by an electrician to ensure it is sound. Quiet often we find a tenant will advise that a power point is not working only to discover when an electrican inspects more work is then required.
• All old pieces of furniture, boxes, doors,car parts, general rubbish etc left lying around the shed or down the sides of the home need to be removed as we can not expect a tenant to remove these items and these areas then tend to be neglected when gardening