Check that you comply with the legal requirements before leasing your property

10/04/2019

The Residential Tenancies Act (1997) has undergone a review which has resulted in amendments to the Act. The legislation has been passed and will become law as of 1st July, 2019.

The Act contains very clear requirements regarding the legal responsibilities and obligations of the landlord and what provisions are required in the property such as; door and window locks/keys, smoke alarms, residual current devices (RCD’s), minimum security standards, repairs and maintenance.

As part of the amendments, the penalties which can be applied to the landlord for non-compliance with the legislation have also increased. It is vital that all landlords are aware of all the legislation surrounding the tenancy and leasing of a residential property. Some of the rights and responsibilities of tenants has also changed.

At Win Real Estate, our professional senior property manager will be able to ensure compliance with all legislation. Our fee is commensurate with the service, skills, experience and knowledge provided and this should be preferred over one who is prepared to discount fees – this only leads to ‘discounted’ service, failures in compliance and poor management generally. The bitterness of poor service remains long after the sweetness of a cheap deal.

 

Written By Senior Property Manager Kim McPhee



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