Tenants – Routine inspections
Keeping track of the property condition
Keeping Track of the Property Condition
Every 3 – 4 months your property manager will inspect your property and report back to your owner on the condition you are keeping the property. We know this can seem intrusive but we have a very serious duty of care to our Owners to ensure that we actively monitor the condition of their assets
What to expect
A routine inspection is a 15-20 minute overview designed to ensure the property is being well looked after. Please be prepared.
- The owner may inspect the property with us.
- You do not need to be present at this inspection.
You will be assessed
When it’s time to resign or renew your lease, the owner will use the condition you have presented the property to gauge the quality of your tenancy and set new rents. This inspection and the photos we take and forward to your owner will possibly be the only information your owner has to judge the quality of your tenancy. If an owner is confident the property is being well kept, renewal terms are more likely to be favourable towards you.
How should I prepare? – Think like an owner
Think like an owner. A little effort goes a long way and it’s best to present the property as you would want it presented if you owned it.
Your inspection will be graded A (Excellent ) – D (Not acceptable) and this grade will be conveyed to your owner. Our goal for you , A+ class inspection.
Excellent – you have taken care & prepared the property fit for the owner to inspect.
Effort has been put in lawns mowed gardens clean and tidy, beds all made house is tidy and bits and pieces have been put away, floors clean.
Tenants have made an effort in the inspection however beds not made,dishes not put away or gardens and lawns are not looking fantastic etc.
Limited effort for the inspection, the property is technically “acceptable” i.e.; lawns not mowed, cleaning not done, beds not made or dishes not clean etc. (Any tenant who rates a C will be educated to our expectations and if the level does not improve it is unlikely the lease would be renewed)
D – Failed
This inspection was not acceptable. Formal action will be taken and Breach notice issued. Please contact your property manager for more information.
Pets – We love them but some don’t love us
We love pets but your pet is your responsibility. You need to ensure your pet is secured so your property manager has free access to inspect the property. If we are unable to inspect the property as a result of an unsecured pet you will be charged a $69 re-inspect fee.
$69 change fee
Our inspections are grouped together by area so unfortunately we are unable to amend the dates and times without considerable cost. Should you wish to book a customized inspection at an amended date or time this can be arranged at a cost of $69. Please contact the tenant team NOW should you wish to arrange this.
This inspection is not full maintenance inspection
It is not designed to pick up any all maintenance that may be required. Please log all maintenance online by accessing the links available on the Property Maintenance and Troubleshooting Page. We are happy to discuss and photograph maintenance during this inspection. However, it is a requirement of the Residential Tenancies Act that all maintenance must be lodged in writing. We cannot accept maintenance requests during your routine inspection.