First National Real Estate is proudly assisting with University of Western Sydney research into rental housing and pet ownership. Over 60% of Australian households have one or more pets but the needs of renters aren’t necessarily compatible with those of landlords.
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Once the state-by-state role out of the new legislation occurs, landlords may find that legislation requires special carbon monoxide detectors be fitted to into their properties.
“Scammers pose as landlords using community websites and say you can’t meet with them to view the property for various reasons. Often they say they are overseas, then demand a payment to secure the keys to inspect a rental property that is always underpriced and seems too good to be true, which usually means it is,” Mr Ellis said.
If a rental asking price seems to good to be true, it almost certainly is!
We’re all emotionally attached to the family home so making the decision to rent it out can be fraught with difficulty for some.
You might not be aware but if you’re planning on leasing a property and sharing it with friends, don’t expect your insurance company to be all that thrilled
Responsible pet owners typically work hard to ensure their pets don’t annoy neighbours and don’t do any damage to their rental property. They know that one black mark against their name means they will find it much more difficult to rent in future, or worse, they may have to surrender their pet to be euthanised, if they can’t find a suitable property.
Not all tenants are bad, but you do need to make sure you are covered should something go wrong.
While most tenants take good care of the proper they are leasing, those that don’t may intentionally cause extensive damage. Intentional damage is not covered by many standard home insurance policies nor is the failure to pay rent.
First National Real Estate has called upon landlords to exercise rental pricing restraint and compassion as isolated signs of profiteering emerge from the recovery efforts in Queensland.