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8 ways to be a happy renter

On Mar 01 2014
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  • Residential Property


Read the conditions of your lease or rental agreement and ask your property manager any questions ...

Read the conditions of your lease or rental agreement and ask your property manager any questions you have to clarify your understanding.


Pay the rent on time; work out the easiest way you can do this to avoid inadvertent delays.


Promptly report any accidental damage and submit all maintenance requests in writing. Never try to fix things yourself unless you are explicitly instructed to do so in writing by the property manager or landlord.


Speak to your property manager and get your landlord’s permission in writing before making any permanent changes to the home, including painting or banging in nails for any wall hangings.


Keep the home clean and look after the property inside and outside. This may include regular gardening and cleaning the pool, if your home comes with one.


Expect regular inspections by your property manager to ensure everything is up to scratch.


Being a good tenant is also about being a considerate neighbour. Noise is one of the most common causes of complaints so keep any music you play to a reasonable volume.


When you decide to vacate the premises give the appropriate notice in writing, clean thoroughly and ensure all utilities bills are taken care of.


Using the above tips will help ensure your landlord and property manager are happier with you - making it easier for you to renew your lease or ask for a good reference to help secure your next rental property.

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