What landlords must know when their tenant gives notice to vacate

Here is a step-by-step guide from RealRenta to get the best result when your tenant gives you notice to vacate:

·        The notice to vacate should be sent to you in writing from your tenant

·        Call your tenant and confirm that you will be sending them a letter (use RealRenta to send all communications) confirming the vacate date and the amount of rent owing as well as details of the final inspection.

·        Send the tenant a copy of the original property condition report via the RealRenta platform.

·        Advertiser your property on RealRenta.com.au for Free

·        Arrange a pre-vacate inspection with your tenant

·        Make sure that the tenant has handed back the correct keys

·        Ask for a copy of the carpet cleaning receipt before refunding the bond

·        Ask your tenant for an address to forward any mail

·       Perform the final inspection and discuss any issues with the tenant and come to agreement on what needs to be taken from the bond (if applicable)

·        Fill out the bond claim form online and print it for you and the tenant to sign

·        Send the bond form to the bond board

·     Advertising increases the exposure of your property and more exposure drives competition for your property. 

·     Online advertising dramatically increases this exposure because most renters these days, head straight for the internet when looking for properties to rent.

Here at RealRenta, our landlords enjoy a variety of options for advertising their properties across various online platforms.

RealRenta Advertising Options:

Free Advertising on 
www.RealRenta.com.au which then gives you access to:

Free Advertising on 
Rent.com.au and  Homely.com.au
Free Standard Ads on 
Realestate.com.au (for Landlords who are full subscribers - paid users) otherwise

·     $39 Standard Ad on Realestate.com.au (one-off fee)
$149 for Featured Ads on 
Realestate.com.au (seen 1st before Standard Ads)
$298 for Highlighted Ads on 
Realestate.com.au (recommended if you need tenants ASAP)
Free Advertising on RealRenta Social Media sites (Facebook, Linked In & Twitter)
Here are at RealRenta, we want to help protect our landlords by making sure that they are letting their property to the right people.

RealRenta Bad Tenant Checks will alert you if an applicant has been previously blacklisted by a former landlord or property manager.

We use the National Tenancy Database (NTD) from Equifax for all level of tenancy checks: (

RealRenta Bad Tenant Checks range from $25 (NTD check) or $75 (comprehensive check, employment checks, previous landlord/property manager, references and NTD check) 

·     This can be ordered by signing up for a no-obligation, Free Trial of RealRentahttps://app.realrenta.com/Signup.aspx

Find out why RealRenta is disrupting the Real Estate industry with our Self Management platform.
RealRenta is for Smart Investors, who realise that they are no longer bound to traditional property management and the associated high fees.


·     Start your Free, no-obligation trial here: https://app.realrenta.com/Signup.aspx     



Marlene Liontis
Friday, 13 December 2019

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