When to get in touch with your property manager
A Property Investment Manager forms a vital link between you and your landlord and can be a great source of information throughout your tenancy.
For new and even existing tenants, there can sometimes be confusion surrounding the correct action to take if something at the property requires attention. As a general rule, you should always call on your Property Investment Manager whenever an issue arises as they will be able to assist you with the right course of action to take.
The following are some of the most common situations in which a Property Investment Manager should be called in on:
To alter or add to the premises – Surprising your landlord with a new coat of paint in a bedroom may seem well-intentioned. However, you should never change the appearance of a property without the permission of the owner. Even the most subtle change, such as hanging a painting on a wall, should be discussed in advance with your property manager.
Maintenance / Repairs – If you would like to request maintenance or repairs to certain areas of the property, notify your property manager who will assess the situation.
Rent issues – You have a commitment to meet your rental payments on time. If you have trouble meeting your rental repayments, you should discuss your situation with your property manager. If you experience a rent increase, you can also discuss this with your property manager.
End the lease – If you have decided that you would like to end to the lease consult your property manager who can advise you on your obligations