Landlord responsibilities to their tenants

In Australia, landlords have a number of legal responsibilities to their tenants.

Some of the most important ones include:

·Landlords must supply their tenants with a copy of the relevant State or Territory booklet outlining their rights, before they move in or on the same day.

·Landlords must ensure that the property is vacant, clean and habitable on the day the tenant moves in

·The main living areas must be in good condition and all appliances must be in good working order and landlords are obliged to take care of anything that needs to be repaired, in a timely manner

·Landlords are responsible for keeping the property in the same state that it was in when the tenant moved in with respect to maintenance and repairs

·Landlords must respect the rights of the tenant to quiet enjoyment of the property and they must also comply with all health and safety laws

·Landlords must also provide reasonable security and keys for each lock and pay all charges, levies, premiums, rates & taxes for the property

·Landlords must always reimburse tenants for any money spent on emergency repairs and follow all the rules with regards to notice periods for property inspections.

·Ask your tenants to make all requests via theRealRentaplatform, which dates and time-stamps every interaction.

·Your tenant can upload photos and videos of any changes that they wish to undertake onto the platform and this information will form part of the tenancy file.

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Jason Gwerder
Friday, 21 February 2020

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