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Repair and renovation implications

On Dec 02 2013
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  • Residential Property


Repairing, updating or overhauling your rental property sounds good in concept but when ...

Repairing, updating or overhauling your rental property sounds good in concept but when there’s a tenant in place, it can be tricky organising tradesmen and ensuring work doesn’t impact negatively with noise, dust and lack of privacy.

Major renovations are best done when the property is vacant however ongoing maintenance work and urgent repairs can and need to be done when the premises are occupied.


Your LJ Hooker property manager looks after your best interests however they are bound by the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and each state and territory differs slightly in their ruling.


For example, in NSW urgent work includes toilet repairs, roof leaks, utility breakdowns including gas, heating or cooking, electrical faults, storm and fire damage.


When the repairs are less urgent then liaise with your trained LJ Hooker property manager to let the tenant know access to the property is needed and to try and find a time best suited for a tradesman to carry out the repairs. This should be done in writing.


Any queries, always talk to your LJ Hooker property manager.

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