What is considered when screening potential tenants?


1 Relevant criminal convictions: Online background checks are done to avoid tenanting to potentially destructive tenants. However when completing a background check it is a case by case process. Which involves considering the nature of the offence and the severity.

2 Good credit history: Checking an applicant’s credit history may help you avoid rent arrears. As you’ll have upfront insight into whether or not they’ve been responsible with their money in the past.

3 Stable income and employment: Landlords and Property Managers need to feel confident in their tenant’s ability to pay rent and on time each week. This helps to have a employment reference included in the application form.

4 First impressions: Remembering first impressions are everything! You are more than likely to be remembered by your first impression. Whether it is over the phone or at a viewing. Respect is very important.

5 Reference checks: With any prospecting tenant a reference check is always completed to get a better understanding of the potential tenants renting background and personal character.

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Fines after July 1st


The 1st of July deadline dawned on us fairy quickly and it is important all landlords understand what that means when a new tenancy begins.

As you may already know after July 1st 2021 all new tenancies and renewals in rental homes will have to fully comply with the Healthy Homes standards within 90 days of the start of the tenancy or renewal.

Landlords can face a fine of $7200 if they fail to comply with any of the Healthy Homes Standards (whether the property is non-compliant on one or all of the standards).

There is also a fine for landlords providing a false or misleading statement or information. This has gone up from $500 to $900.