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Lithgow Renting Tips and Videos

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING A PROPERTY IN LITHGOW

Today’s rental climate means that there is a higher demand for rental properties, however, there is also an increasing shortage of available properties for rent.

This means that if you’re looking to rent, you have to be diligent in filling out your application, provide as much information as possible with your application and be prepared to possibly sign a longer term lease immediately upon acceptance of your application.

Quality tenants are snapped up by investors, both in the private, and managed rental sectors. References are a great tool in providing character and professional profiles, as well as rental history from previous landlords or Property Managers.

Here are a few of the things that you should consider when looking for real estate to rent in Lithgow:

Smoke Alarms

Whose responsibility is it to replace smoke detector batteries when you are renting a property?  Take a look at our office video that explains tenant and landlord responsibilities.

Moving In

Take a quick watch of this short video where Tina Case our Principal explains some things that you need to do before you move into your new rental property.

Repairs & Maintenance

Please watch the video below to learn how to report a repair to our office using our new system – Maintenance Manager.

If you are still unsure on how to do this, please let the office know on 63525125 and we can help you through the process.

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Domestic Violence

I thought it prudent to talk about this area of management today, seeing it is currently such a talked about topic and our nation is in crisis regarding domestic violence.  63 women have been killed in Australia in 2015 so far.

If you are in a situation where domestic violence is affecting you, you should report this to the police.  There is also a women’s legal aid centre who can guide you to the right places and advise you on what to do (1800 801 501)

If you are in possession of a final Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) which excludes a named person from the property that you are renting, you are able to change your locks at your own cost, without the prior approval of your landlord.  You must provide your agent/landlord a copy of this key within 7 days.

Similarly, if you are in possession of a final AVO, you have rights regarding changing the names on your tenancy agreement, or even breaking your lease without penalty.  If you do want to leave your tenancy, you should speak to the Department of Fair Trading regarding your rights and responsibilities on 13 32 20.
Below I have included some links to both fair trading and NSW tenant union fact sheets.  If you need to speak with someone, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 as well.

1800RESPECT – National sexual assault, domestic violence counseling service

Domestic Violence – Factsheet

Domestic Violence in a Tenanted Property

Applying for a Property

Tenant Chat with Tina Case from Professionals Lithgow Real Estate – What do I need when applying for a rental property at Professionals Lithgow Real Estate?

My Application

Tenant Chat with Tina Case from Professionals Lithgow Real Estate – How long will it take for my application to be processed?

Next Steps

Tenant Chat with Tina Case from Professionals Lithgow Real Estate – What are my next steps?

Landlord Information

Tenant Chat with Tina Case from Professionals Lithgow Real Estate – What are the costs involved for me when I start up a rental with Professionals Lithgow Real Estate?

 

Contact Tina Case at Professionals Lithgow to find out more about renting.. You can find rental listings by clicking on the Rental tab in the search area at the top of this page.

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