Bullet proofing your rental property

While it’s nice to put your own touches on a home, there are certain things that make a property more tailored for a tenancy. Before you start any renovations, read on for our top things to consider to get your place ready for renting.

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What does reasonably clean actually mean?

When a property is presented to a new tenant, or when a tenant vacates a place, there is a legislative requirement (as well as the common courtesy) that the property is ‘reasonably clean’. However, this term can be confusing – as ‘reasonable’ is a fairly subjective term. We’ve certainly seen great variance in how people interpret this guideline; so what can you do – whether you’re a tenant or an owner – to avoid a problem here?

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What makes your property a healthy home?

Property ownership is wonderful, but it comes with a level of responsibility. For starters, you have a responsibility to your tenants to ensure their home is safe, healthy and comfortable to live in. New laws came into place in July 2019 that introduced minimum standards for the heating, ventilation, insulation, moisture ingress, drainage and draught stopping of rental homes. But don’t fret – we’ve got you covered.

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