Securing the right tenant

  • We accompany all prospective tenants when viewing a rental property.
  • We do not hand our keys to tenants to view the property alone.
  • Their application is thoroughly checked including their rental history on a National Tenancies data base (TICA).
  • After an applicant's suitability is established we will contact you to discuss our recommendation and receive your instructions. You will always have the final selection.
  • Once a suitable tenant is selected a Residential Tenancies Agreement in accordance with the rental laws of South Australia is prepared.
  • When a tenant has been accepted for a property it is a requirement that they forward the first two weeks rent through to secure the premises within 24 hours and an appointment is made with the tenant to sign, where possible within 48 hours, this ensures commitment from the tenant. As well as the standard Tenancy Agreement the tenants are required to sign an Annexure which forms part of the lease agreement and is legally binding. This sets out the obligations with regards to pets, gardens, water accounts and such like. Once signed, along with the Tenancy Agreement you will be given a copy.
  • All bonds are required to be paid in full before keys are handed over to a property. We request a 6 week bond for any property $251 and over and 4 weeks bond for any property $250 and under.

Prior to the tenant taking possession of your property we conduct a thorough inspection of the property and compile an Ingoing Inspection Report. This report outlines the condition of the property at the commencement of the tenancy and is used when the tenant vacates to ensure that the property is left in the same condition. The report is used at the final inspection and each item is checked off to make certain that the property is in the same condition as when the tenant took possession. It is at this inspection that any items that need to be rectified by the tenant are identified. We also take photographs as visual evidence of your properties condition; therefore there can be no confusion as to the state of the property at the beginning of the lease. The report and photographs become vitally important once the tenancy expires should there be any disputes.