Building relationships is essential, especially on a foundation of trust. A good property manager must be able to listen. Your property manager must not be afraid to pick up the phone, communication is essential and sometimes an email is not enough. They need exceptional time management skills, and a checklist for everything to ensure nothing is missed and not be too proud to use them. Experience in their field will provide strong product knowledge.
If your current management authority or listing authority has expired, then in most cases it’s a short email or note in writing advising you wish to terminate your current agreement. This agreement will specify the required notice, ie 28 days if a REIWA Management Authority. You then forward to the friendly team at Home 2 Home Realty and we will do the rest.
It’s not a legal requirement, however it is recommended you protect your own personal items. These will not be covered by the Owners insurance in the event a claim is required.
You have been provided a Biller Code and Reference # to pay your bond and the initial rent. These details are the same for any further rent or invoices.
You will be required to connect the electricity and gas (if applicable) into your name, however Home 2 Home Connect can assist with this if you did not opt out on your application. This will save you time and ensure you have power and hot water when you move in.
The water account remains in the name of the Owner, the Owner will make payment in full to the Water Corporation. You will be sent a copy of the invoice as proof of usage along with an invoice for payment giving you 14days to reimburse the Owner.
If it is during working hours, you or an authorised person can collect the spare keys we hold at the office. In the event this occurs outside of office hours, you need to call a locksmith. We can recommend Gronbek Security 24/7 service 9433 3311
The listing agent will contact you to work out a mutual agreement to show prospective buyers through the property. This may be by appointment or by identifying a time once a week for a home open to get people through the property at once. The Residential Tenancy Act does require you provide access at a reasonable time on a reasonable number of occasions.
No, you do not, however you do have to allow access to show prospective purchasers through the home at a reasonable time on a reasonable number of occasions having given reasonable notice. Sometimes it’s easier to schedule a home open time in advance.
Yes, it is a condition of the Residential Tenancy Act that you provide access for the purposes of showing a prospective tenant, at any reasonable time, on a reasonable number of occasions within 21 days prior preceding termination of the agreement, after giving the tenant reasonable notice in writing.
It is a condition of your lease that you have the carpets steam cleaned by a member of Carpet Cleaning Association of WA (inc)
This can be quite common for various reasons however it’s important you speak with your property manager so they can negotiate a conversion to a periodic lease in advance. If you leave it too long, you may find the owner will give you 30 days’ notice to vacate as at the end of your lease. Communication is key.
When you moved into the property you have been provided the emergency after hours mobile number, which is 0457 919 295. If it’s not answered, leave a message with your name, contact #, the property address and the problem. Remember to refer to the emergency procedures also provided. Your property manager will get back to you as soon as they can.
It’s recommended as soon as you know, however, it’s a minimum of 30 days prior to the end of your lease. If you lease has expired, it is only 21 days.
You are required to give notice in writing. You can do this by logging into your tenant portal and sending a message, or via emailing your property manager direct
No, despite having paid a pet bond, you still need permission to get another pet not approved or included on your lease agreement. Just put your request in writing via your property manager.
In accordance with the conditions on your application, unless arranged prior, the bond is required to be paid within 48 hours of application acceptance.
It’s important you advise your property manger as soon as possible in writing. Send her an email direct. If it’s an emergency, you can call the office during working hours or the emergency after hours mobile after 5pm on a weekend. You will still need to follow up in writing, especially if a police report involved or an insurance claim is to be lodged.
While not a requirement by law, it is strongly recommended in the management of risk to owning an investment property. For less than a week’s rent you can find a comprehensive policy with no excess on loss of rent. You will need owner contents insurance; this will be included in the landlord policy. You need to ensure the policy cover you also for the use of illicit drugs (not covered in 95% of policies in the marketplace. Check in with your property manager to ensure you know the questions to ask to give you peace of mind management.
This question really relates to your property purpose. Are you buying for capital growth or for yield? Either way, you should consider the saying location, location. Lifestyle connectors, like new infrastructure, public transport, beach, cafes, parks rate highly along with good schools.
If you buy for capital growth it often means more than land than house value, given you a lower rent return. Buying for yield is a higher rent return.
Prospective tenants are looking for homes in good condition regardless of purpose. Let’s face it, we all want tenants that are particular about where they live. Air-conditioning is now essential and no longer a luxury. The next most asked question, is NBN connected?