Archive for the ‘Tenant Advice’ Category

Pest Control In Rental Properties: Who Is Responsible?

The term ‘pest control’ covers a number of types of animal infestations and outbreaks. Pests and vermin may become evident in rental properties at some stage during a tenancy.

But who is responsible for managing pest control?
Pests may include:

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Living In South Yarra – Neighbourhood Insights

Thinking about moving to South Yarra? Here is a snapshot of South Yarra that will help you get to know the suburb better.

The time it will take you to get to Melbourne’s CBD

Public Transport – 15 minutes
Bike Ride – 19 minutes
Walk – 52 minutes
Drive – 17 minutes

South Yarra’s Demographics

Average Age – 20 – 39
Families – 30%
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9 Handy Tips For Tenants When Vacating

Tenants can often find the vacating process a very stressful time, but it doesn’t need to be.

Once our tenants have provided us with their intention to vacate, we provide them with a Vacating Procedures Pack to ensure their vacate goes as smooth as possible. Here are a few pointers to help you out.

Find your copy of the lease. If you’re in Victoria and want to vacate at the end … Read more »

Reasons to Rent & Not Buy

There is a silver lining to renting. From greater flexibility to surprising financial savings, we have 7 reasons why people prefer to rent.

No worries about garden maintenance. If you rent an apartment, your yard might be maintenance free, or if there is a grassy yard, the landscaping might be maintained by the landlord. If you have a green thumb, of course you can make the most of your space with a … Read more »

Summer Care for your Pets

It is important to not only look after yourself over the heat of summer, but you should also take care of your pet’s needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your pet enjoys summer as much as you do!

Keeping cool and sun protection
Make sure your pet has access to cool, shady areas in your house or … Read more »

How to best take care of your garden in Summer!

There are four seasons and each has its own nuance.

• Autumn: is for recovery and leaf raking.
• Winter: preparing/developing for the upcoming year.
• Spring: maintaining control.
• Summer: survival and reticulation.
Summer Gardening
“Strawberries, cherries and an angels kiss in spring. My summer wine is really made from all these things.”

And like the song our summer time is intoxicating, overpowering, heated, and savage: possibly … Read more »

The Basics – How to Successfully Vacate a Rental Property

Vacating your home to move onto a new property is a very busy and potentially stressful time. One common source of stress for renters is the process of getting your bond back from the property they are leaving. When you leave a property this should not be a problem if it is left in excellent condition, which includes:

It needs to … Read more »

Learn the Basics: Vacating a Rental Property

Vacating a property and moving into a new home can be a busy and stressful time. If you have been a good tenant and kept the property in good order then you can expect to reasonably get a full bond refund. To ensure this happens the property needs to be left in an excellent condition when you vacate the property, meaning the property is:

the garden is neat and … Read more »

Important Legislation Updates – Airbnb and Pets

The prescribed residential tenancy agreement has been amended recently. The amendment states as of 30 September 2016 landlords and tenants will be able to serve notices and other documents via email.

However, consent to serving notices by email needs to be provided in a residential tenancy agreement which must include an email address. Consent can also be withdrawn at any time by giving written notice.

Recent Victorian Court and VCAT decisions have … Read more »

The Laws On Residential Noise!

It is helpful for people living in inner city suburbs to understand their legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to noise. This information has been neatly summarised for you.

Prohibited times for residential noise

The Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2008 apply to the items and times shown below.

A motor vehicle (except a vehicle moving in or out of premises), lawn mower or … Read more »