Leasing Advice

What is a property condition report?

This is a report that is compiled at the commencement of a tenancy prior to your tenant moving into the property. This report outlines the condition of the property at the commencement of the tenancy and is used when the tenant vacates to ensure that the property is left in the same condition. A full set of digital ingoing photographs are also taken of the property to ensure there is no confusion at the end of the tenancy.

This is the last inspection carried out as soon as possible after the end of a tenancy, when the tenants have returned their keys. The Property Condition Report is used at this inspection and each item is checked off to make certain that the property is in the same condition as when the tenant took possession considering fair wear and tear. It is at this inspection that any items that need to be rectified by the tenant are identified before the bond is returned.

What is a Routine Inspection?

Routine inspections are conducted after a tenant takes possession of the property and are conducted every six months. These inspections are essential to ensure that your property is being maintained to an acceptable standard and to identify any maintenance that may be required. A copy of the routine inspection report is forwarded to you after each inspection and should it be necessary, a member of the Property Management Team will contact you to discuss items noted on the report.

What is a database check?

Database checks are conducted on all tenants applying for a property through First National Real Estate. Tenants are checked on TICA a national database for default tenants. Any tenant who has rented through an agency that uses TICA and has defaulted in some way will be lodged on this database. This can greatly reduce your chances of getting a tenant with a previous bad rental history.

What happens when a tenant stops paying rent?

When a tenant falls behind in their rental payments they are issued with a notice of breach advising them that they are behind and requesting that they rectify the problem. If this is not done within 14 days then a termination notice is issued requiring that they vacate the premises.

How do tenants pay their rent?

Tenants have several options to pay their rent, leaving no excuse for late payments.

  • By bank cheque or money order
  • Direct Debit (We are a registered Direct Debit Authority)
  • Internet Banking through their chosen financial institution
  • Direct debit by arrangement through their chosen financial institution

When does the rent money get paid into my account?

At the end of every month all monies held, unless instructed otherwise, is paid to you by way of direct debit to your nominated bank account or by cheque. A statement is issued at the same time outlining the debits and credits for that month.