This Quarter – Winter 2016

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This Quarter – Winter 2016

Knowledge is power

As Central Coast property management specialists for a number of years, we have observed how much more prepared most tenants are these days in terms of educating themselves about the market and what properties are worth.  We congratulate all of you who take the time to do your research and understand your obligations as a tenant and those of your landlord, as this knowledge stands you in good stead for a successful tenancy.  Our quarterly newsletter and blogs are designed to help make it easy for you to stay informed and educated. We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on how much they help you stay in the know. 

How to get your maintenance issues sorted quickly

When there’s a problem in your home you naturally want it resolved as quickly as possible. The fastest way to get action and updated feedback on a maintenance issue in your home is via your Maintenance App. Many tenants are still calling the office to report maintenance.  However because it is a requirement for maintenance and repair issues to be reported in writing, the App really speeds up the whole process. Download the App now (if you haven’t already) so you have it handy next time you need to report a maintenance issue. 

Pets & your obligations

It has recently come to our attention that a number of tenants are breaching their Lease Agreements by having unapproved pets at their properties. If this situation applies to you or you are considering bringing a pet into the home despite the fact that your Lease Agreement specifically forbids pets on the property, we remind you of your obligations under the Tenancy Act and the Lease Agreement surrounding pets.

As Property Managers we must abide by the Tenancy Agreement. If you are in breach of your Lease Agreement by having an unapproved pet on the property, we have just two options available to us:

  • Remove the pet, or
  • Ask you to leave with your tenancy agreement automatically cancelled.

Honesty is always the best policy

The last thing we want to do is put any tenant in this difficult situation. So please ensure that any pets (or thoughts of getting a pet) are disclosed at the time of entering a new Tenancy Agreement. 

Rental market activity for this quarter:

  • Properties Leased: 9
  • Average rent: $496