Welcome to Property Management at Ray White Mittagong. The team here at Ray White Mittagong pride ourselves on providing outstanding service both to landlords and tenants. The following information outlines the reasons why you should choose our team to manage your property.
Ray White Mittagong is ideally located to efficiently source a suitable tenant for your investment property. Our proven strategies to find the right tenant include the following initiatives:
Ray White Mittagong employs a thorough screening process to ensure the best possible tenant is found for your property. All applicants must complete a detailed form outlining their past and present tenancy and employment. Business and personal references are also checked carefully. If these checks reveal no problems, our office will contact you to discuss the application, with you making the final choice on tenant.
Good communication is vital for the success of any long-standing relationship. Our team is committed to developing an open and honest dialogue with all clients. Be assured you will be kept informed of all matters relating to your property. Our aim is for you to relax and trust us to handle the rest.
Once the prospective tenant has been screened and you have given final approval, our team will handle the “signing up” process. To ensure your legal rights as a landlord are protected, the tenant will be asked to sign the Residential Tenancy Agreement and to pay a bond which is held by the NSW Department of Fair Trading as security for the landlord against any damage or undue wear and tear to the property. Once the tenant vacates, the bond is refunded, provided the property is left in a fit state — allowing for a reasonable amount of wear and tear — and rent is up to date.
Inspections are carried out at various times to ensure tenants are meeting the terms of their lease and to identify any repairs or potential maintenance issues that may arise.
Landlords are welcome to attend any inspections they wish.
An initial inspection is carried out before the lease is signed. If requested, photographic and video records of the property may also be taken at this point. A thorough report is prepared — detailing in full the condition of the property – which is used as a checklist when the tenant vacates.
Quarterly inspections are held to check on the condition of your property and updated reports are kept as a record. Should any issues arise from these inspections, be assured our team will contact you immediately.
While every investor dreams of keeping good tenants forever, the reality is, most tenants eventually do move on. Should your tenant give notice, we arrange an inspection to review the property in full. Is the rent still in keeping with local values? Are any repairs needed and would some minor renovations help achieve an increase in rental income? Before your tenant vacates, a final inspection is carried out to determine if any funds are needed from the Rental Bond to cover repairs.
Ray White Mittagong has made it so easy, tenants should have no excuse for falling behind with rental payments.
Tenants in arrears are contacted by our team on a regular basis and are also sent reminder and warning letters.
Ray White Mittagong places a high priority on maintenance and repairs, referring problems to a trusted and skilled group of tradespeople who look after all properties managed by our company. Tenants who encounter problems contact our property management team by telephone if the matter is urgent. If not, they are asked to email details of the problem or to complete the on-line maintenance and repairs request form. It is our policy that owners are contacted and authorisation obtained before work is carried out – other than emergency repairs as outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act. Our team then contact the appropriate tradesperson and co-ordinate a convenient time to gain access to the property to carry out the repair or maintenance work. If you would prefer your own tradesperson to handle the job, just let our team know and they can make the appropriate arrangements. In most cases, the cost is simply deducted from the monthly rental income, with all receipts mailed with the rental statement at the end of the month.
All landlords should consider their insurance needs including Landlords Insurance. All landlords should consider their insurance needs including Landlords Insurance. For more information, speak with out property management team.
Rents are reviewed regularly, with several factors taken into consideration including any change in the property itself and market conditions. Tenants must be issued with the appropriate notice for any rental increase.