Our agency manages the tenancy relationship and relevant tenancy matters on your behalf.
Below are some of the main services we carry out on your behalf as your managing agent:
Organising inspections to show the property to prospective tenants.
Using resources such as real estate websites and the agency rent list.
Verification and assessment of the tenant’s ability to pay rent and ability to care for the property including tenancy database checks.
It is a legal requirement that rental bonds paid by a tenant be paid to the RTA (Residential Tenancies Authority) within 10 days of monies being received. Bonds can be no more than 4 x the weekly rent if the rental weekly value is $700 per week or less. If the rental property is over $700 per week, the bond total amount is not limited and is negotiable between the parties.
The RTA Form 18a – the General Tenancy Agreement
This must be given to the tenant prior to monies being taken.
The RTA Form 1a – the entry condition report
One copy must be provided to the tenant on or before the day they take possession. The tenant has 3 days in which to sign and return a copy with any additional comments. We will forward a copy to you for your records and discuss any matters if applicable.
The RTA Form 17a – the Information Statement
A guide to renting booklet provided by the RTA that we on your behalf a required to provide to tenant when giving the agreement for signing (a copy is provided as part of this guide package). The booklet is required by law to be given to tenants when the agreement is given for signing.
Body corporate by-laws (if applicable)
Our agency on your behalf, provide the body corporate by laws (if applicable) to your tenants in compliance with legislative requirements. It is a legal requirement that body corporate by laws be given to tenants when the tenancy agreement is given for signing.
Trust account receipt for rent and bond monies paid
Lodge the bond with the Government authority as required by law. RTA Form 2 – bond lodgement form completed and lodged with Government.
Payment of invoices for maintenance and other instructed matters.
Disbursement of rental trust funds.
Daily rent arrears administration and monitoring.
Issuing of required statutory notices as required and if applicable.
Communication with the tenant and the lessor as required.
Notifying the lessor of maintenance (as per management agreement instructions)
Communication with the tenant
Organising a suitable contractor
Providing a work order to the contractor
Following up as required
Payment of invoice
Accounting to the lessor accordingly.
Contacting the lessor to verify instructions such as to renew the lease or to provide notice to the tenant to vacate
Making the renewal lease offer to the tenant
Negotiating rent increases if applicable
Following up the tenant
Tenancy paperwork – a new Form 18a – General Tenancy Agreement
Lodging bond increases if there has been a rent increase upon renewal as required.
Issuing the required RTA Form 9 entry notice allowing the required statutory time frame to enter the property
Carrying out the inspection including travel time
Completing the best practice inspection report and providing it to the lessor
Following up tenants or the lessor as required and if necessary.
Statutory and best practice letter and procedure requirements.
Inviting the tenant to the final inspection if required.
Carrying out the final inspection to ensure that the property is returned in the same condition as it was found – except for fair wear and tear as per standard term 37 of the General Tenancy Agreement (section 188 (4) of the RTRA Act).
There is no legal definition for fair wear and tear. It is important to consider and take into account what will occur at the property with normal living conditions. The property may not be kept in the same condition as it was when it was first rented and as you have last seen it as over a period of time usual aging and deterioration will occur.
Our reports will keep you informed of the properties natural progression and any matters that are deemed damage and not wear and tear will be discussed with the lessor, negotiated and managed by us with the tenant on your behalf.
37 Condition premises must be left in – s 188(4)
At the end of the tenancy, the tenant must leave the premises, as far as possible, in the same condition they were in at the
start of the tenancy, fair wear and tear excepted. Examples of what may be fair wear and tear – wear that happens during normal use changes that happen with ageing.
Negotiating any outstanding items such as cleaning with the tenant that may be required to be undertaken to return the property in accordance with the entry condition report.
Negotiating and coordinating the bond refund with the tenants in liaison with the lessor.
Tribunal representation (as required) on behalf of the lessor client.