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Transferring your lease to a new tenant

Transferring your lease to a new tenant

By | February 17th, 2022

Transferring your lease is a handy option whether you live alone or with housemates. Sometimes it just so happens that you need to vacate your property before the lease has ended. Instead of having to break your lease or leaving your housemates with one less person to pay rent, you do have...

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Break lease advice for renters

Break lease advice for renters

By | February 17th, 2020

It's important to understand the proper way to break your lease There are many reasons why you may need to vacate before your lease officially ends. If a fixed term agreement ends before the final date, this is considered breaking your lease. A tenancy agreement is a legally binding document, so there...

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Rental Payment Calculation

Rental Payment Calculation

By | July 11th, 2019

If you are unable to make your rental payment on or before the due date, please contact our office immediately so arrangements can be made with the landlord. Late payment of rental may affect your rental references in the future. During your tenancy, rent payments are paid per calendar month in...

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100 Points of Identification Guide

100 Points of Identification Guide

By | June 13th, 2019

Primary Documents You must provide either: One primary document Or At least one secondary document that includes a photograph. Primary documents worth 70 points and include: ·   Australian birth certificate (not an extract) or birth card ·   Australian citizenship certificate ·   Australian Passport (current or expired within the last two years) ·   International Passport (current)   Secondary...

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What constitutes “fair wear and tear” at a rental property?

What constitutes “fair wear and tear” at a rental property?

By | May 27th, 2019

The concept of “fair wear and tear” on rental properties is one topic that many landlords and tenants find confusing. Generally speaking, at the end of a tenancy, the tenant is responsible for leaving the premises and its chattels as close to the same condition in which they were found as...

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Is Pest control a landlord or tenant responsibility?

Is Pest control a landlord or tenant responsibility?

By | March 26th, 2019

Just like garden maintenance this is one of the biggest areas of confusion and dispute between landlords and tenants. Why? Well mainly on two fronts: - 1.The legislation is not clear on responsibilities (it's open to interpretation) 2.The cause of pests is subject to dispute   Pests may include: Fleas Cockroaches Ants Spiders (i.e....

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