Property management

Landlords – Further Information

MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS –

We require all tenants to submit maintenance and repairs in writing at their earliest convenience. We will not action a repair until we have your approval unless it is an urgent repair i.e. a live wire, not hot water, no electricity.

ARREARS –

We constantly monitor our arrears, however we must abide by the Residential Tenancy Act & Regulations which stipulate how and when we can issue a termination notice for non-payment of rent, this information can be found here

TENANTS GIVING NOTICE –

Tenants must give us 14 days written notice if they are on a fixed term agreement and 21 days written notice if they are on a periodic agreement, more information can be found here

CATEGORY                      TIME ELAPSED                   REMINDER NOTICE

Category 1                             1 – 3 days                                     Letter

Category 2                            4 – 7 days                                    Phone call and reminder letter

Category 3                           8 – 14 days                                   Notice to Vacate for Non Payment of Rent

GIVING NOTICE TO A TENANT –

The legal period of notice we can give the tenant to vacate is:

  • 14 days – if the tenant is 14 days or more behind with the rent or has committed some other breach of the tenancy agreement. Please note: if they pay the outstanding rent in this period the termination notice is void.
  • 30 days – if the fixed term of the agreement is due to end
  • 30 days – if the premises have been sold after the fixed term agreement has ended and vacant possession is required by the buyer under the terms of the sale contract
  • 90 days – if the fixed term period has expired and no new agreement has been signed.

There is no minimum notice period required if notice is given on the grounds of:

  • the premises being destroyed or wholly or partly uninhabitable
  • ceasing to be legally usable as a residence
  • being acquired by compulsory process (eg. by the RTA)
  • on the death of the sole tenant.

After you issue a notice you can issue another notice on a different ground if necessary. For example, if you issue 90 days notice to terminate a periodic tenancy without a reason, and the tenant then doesn’t pay rent for 14 days, you can issue a non-payment of rent notice.

For more information please contact the offic eon 02 4268 5577 or fill in the below form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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