As a tenant, it is important to understand your renting rights and responsibilities. ParkTrent believes that both renters and landlords have rights and responsibilities to maintain the well-being and value of a property.
Before taking occupation as a renter, you need to be provided with a copy of the lease as well as a copy of the condition report for the residence. The condition report will detail all the pre-existing conditions and will be used at the end the lease as the document to discover any damages that may occur during occupation, as well as any missing fixtures.
The report is signed by you as the tenant, and a copy should be returned to your landlord or agent within seven days. Care should be taken to read the document carefully to fully understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
Common items to look out for include:
Situations may arise such as:
As a tenant you can insist that a landlord keeps the premises in a reasonable condition and in keeping with the amount of rent being paid. Any emergencies such as a toilet breakdown or a water leak should be immediately referred to the agent. They will make a definite statement as to when repairs are to take place.
Some repairs are more urgent than others such as:
These need to be notified to the managing agent for attention.
To discuss your rights and responsibilities as a tenant with ParkTrent, please contact your local ParkTrent Real Estate agent by visitingour offices page or call our Customer Service Team on 1800 652 224.
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