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Rental inspections are inherently stressful. There is an abundance of cleaning followed by an overwhelming worry that the landlord might find something wrong with the rental. Rental inspections can even be stressful for the landlord. However, renters and landlords alike need to think about rental inspections in a different light.
Managing a rental property to your benefit, along with making sure the tenant's needs are met, is a difficult balancing act.
As a tenant, your routine can be disrupted when your rental property is put up for sale. The selling process requires Open For Inspections whereby you’ll have to minimise your clutter and have interested buyers closely inspect all rooms.
Everyone needs a place to call home - whether they are renters, owners or investors. But being comfortable and being considerate don’t always go hand in hand.
It’s important to know the difference between tenants and flatmates and how the Residential Tenancies Act may or may not apply to your situation.
Do your tenants whisper these words as they peruse your rental property?
Statistics suggest Landlords are not increasing rents unrealistically. While there was a flurry of activity at the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, the past five months have seen only small increases in weekly rents.
If you're buying for investment, there is still the task of finding the right tenant to sign your lease. There are many ways of going about this, from searching through the internet, to asking around your friend groups, all the way to engaging a professional property manager to handle the process for you.
Sharing a rental property with friends is one way to feel instantly at home but are they necessarily the best people to live with and share expenses?
Sometimes there are conversations that can be difficult and its human nature to try and avoid them but in doing so you may be creating more damage. An item that needs to be discussed within a rental home - Smoke alarms!