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Renting with Harcourts - Information for Tenants



  • Paying Bond
    The rental bond is specified in your General Tenancy Agreement and is required as financial protection to cover any damages not considered fair wear and tear or outstanding debts to the Landlord. Your rental bond will be collected prior to the commencement of your tenancy and lodged with the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) within the required time frames. Athe end of your tenancy, should all conditions of the tenancy be met and satisfied as per the exit condition report, the bond will be refunded promptly from the Residential Tenancies Authority.
  • Paying Rent
    It is your legal responsibility to pay your rent to the Landlord in advance. Please ensure that your rent payments reach us on or before the due date by the one of the approved methods outlined in your General Tenancy Agreement. At Harcourts, we have a zero tolerance to rental arrears. Should you have any issues with paying your rent, please notify your Property Manager immediately. Once in arrears we will be obligated to follow the procedures outlined by the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 to recover the rent on behalf of the Landlord.
  • Inventory / Pre-Inspection
    This is one of the the most important document of your tenancy as it is used to determine the condition of the property at the time of possession. It is completed to benchmark the condition we expect the property to be returned to us as well as ensures that you are not held responsible for damage at the expiry of your tenancy that may have been pre-existing. You have 3 days to complete any additional comments, sign and return the form to our office with a copy to be provided to you. The document will be held on file and used as evidence of the properties condition and compared with the exit condition report upon vacating.
  • Occupancy
    Only the people (and the number of people) included on your tenancy agreement are permitted to reside at the property on a permanent basis. Should a tenant wish to move out please notify us in writing immediately.
  • Routine Inspections
    Inspections will be made at regular intervals during your tenancy to highlight the condition of the property to the owner. We are required under the guide lines of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act to provide you with seven days written notice of an upcoming inspection. This letter will specify the date and a two hour block period during which the Property Manager must enter your premises to conduct the inspection. Unfortunately due to time constraints, it is not possible to alter the inspection time. You don’t have to be present, but are most welcome to be there so we can discuss any problems or aspects of your tenancy that require attention. Please note, photos may be taken during the inspection to highlight the condition to the owner. Please ensure any pets you may have are secured.
  • Insurance
    The Landlord is responsible for insuring the property, however the Landlord is not responsible for any damagto any tenants’ possessions. Tenants should take out their own contents insurancfor their possessions.
  • Utility Bills
    It is your responsibility, unless advised otherwise, to have the utilities (gas, electricitytelephone, pay TV, internet) connected in your name upon entering the property and disconnected upon vacating. If in accordance with your General Tenancy Agreement you arresponsible for water charges, please note, you will be invoiced accordinglyYou have 30 days tpay an invoice.
  • Animals
    If you are permitted under your agreement tkeep a pet at the property please ensure that you regularly collect and dispose of any waste. Any damagto the property caused by the pet must be rectified by the tenantAt the end of the General Tenancy Agreementyou will be required tcomplete a pest control for fleas by a reputable pest control company and a receipt will be required. Any permitted outdoor animal must NOT enter the premises, as pet damagto the property can null and void an owners building and Landlord insurance.
  • Gardens
    It is a requirement of your Tenancy Agreement that you as the tenant arresponsible for regular watering, weeding and mowing, unless otherwise provided for in the Tenancy Agreement.
  • Repairs & Maintenance
    It is important when you notice a maintenance issue that you inform our office as soon as possible in writing. This can be done using the maintenancrequest form via email, fax or letter. Jobs requiring attention by tradespeople firstly requires permission from the Landlord. Once the Landlords approval has been obtained, a work order is forwarded directly to the specific tradesperson who will contact you to arrange a convenient time to address the approved maintenance. Please be aware that work carried out on the property by any person not approved under a  work order from our office may result in your liability tpay the account. We endeavour tcomplete all routine maintenance within seven days of receipt of the work order.
  • Emergency Repairs
    Listed within your General Tenancy Agreement you will find details of approved contacts for emergencrepairs. We ask that you always trtcontact your Property Manager first, however if it is after hours and youcannot contact the Property Manageryou are permitted tcontact the emergenccontractors directly. The legislation is specific about what constitutes an emergencrepair and its important that you know that should the issue not be deemed an emergencyyou will be responsible for the account. An emergencrepair is something that is likely tcause injury, is an essential service, or which makes the property unsafe or insecure. Eg: burst water service, broken toilet (where there is no other toilet), serious leak, serious electrical faultRemember that in the event of storm damage, please contact the SES to secure the property as quickly as possible and then report tyour Property Manager.
  • Pools & Spas
    Please note that you are not permitted to erect a pool or spa without permission from the owner and certain legal requirements are now in place. If there is a pool/ spa at the propertyyou must not leave the fence ajar, nor store/leave objects around the pool/spa which could be climbed upon. For more information, please contact your Property Manager.
  • Breaking a Lease
    Your tenancy agreement is a legally binding contract and as such, process needs to be followed to break any tenancy agreement. In the first instance, please contact your Property Manager to inform them of your intention. They will forwaryou a An Agreement tTerminate a Fixed Term Tenancy’ (break lease) and details of your obligations. Please note, the officcannot begin to advertise your property for rent until the ‘break lease’ form has been executed and returned. In accordance with the relevant Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Actyou will be required tpay all costs incurred as outlined in your break lease form which may include advertising, administration cost equivalent to one weeks rent + GST, smoke alarm check, and any other reasonable costs associated with securing a new tenant.
  • Vacating 
    When you decide to leave the property you are required to give 14 days written notice. Please contact your Property Manager for a Notice of Intention to Leave, or download one from the Forms for Tenants section of our website. Please complete the form and notice is effective from the date it is received by the office.


  • Leaving the Property
    Once the appropriate notice (Notice to Leave/Notice of Intention to Leave) has been supplied to either party, your Property Manager will contact you and outline your requirements for handing over vacant possession. Once vacant possession is established (that is, all keys have been returned) a bond/final inspection can be completed. Please note: a Property Manager cannot complete a bond/final Inspection until vacant possession has been established and rent may be payable until all keys are returned. The bond will only be returned once it has been established that all rent is paid as required, the property has been returned in its original condition as per the entry condition report (excluding fair wear and tear) and all applicable invoices have been paid. Please note, it is not a requirement for the Property Manager to arrange carpet cleaning, cleaning, or any other tradespeople to carry out work to rectify issues caused by tenants during the tenancy and rent will continue to be accrued until the property has been returned to its original condition at the start of the tenancy (fair wear and tear excepted).


  • Bond Refunds
    Once any outstanding issues have been addressed and all parties agree how the bond should be paid out, the bond refund form will need to be completed and signed by both parties. The document is then forwarded to the Residential Tenancies Authority to process accordingly. Should any disputes arise where all parties cannot agree, the Residential Tenancies Authority will mediate the process until such time a resolution is achieved. If a resolution is unable to be achieved, application to Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) will be required where a order will be determined for release.


  • Privacy
    We will hold your details on file in line with the Privacy Act and you can be assured that your information will not be given to a third party unless otherwise stated by yourself. A copy of our Privacy Collection Statement can be requested from your Property Manager that identifies how we store and use your personal information.


Applying for a property

When you find the right property, you will need to complete a Tenancy Application Form. You may need to provide copies of identification copies to the value of 100 points with your application. For example, a Driver Licence, ATM card, credit card and a bill addressed to you at your current address.


Bond

The rental bond is requested as financial protection should there be a breach in the tenancy agreement. Your rental bond will be lodged with the Residential Tenancy Bond Authority. The bond is held as security against any property damage, undue wear and tear or in the event there is money owing at the end of tenancy. Once it is established that all conditions of the tenancy have been met, the bond will be refunded promptly. The amount of bond payable is specified in the tenancy agreement. Please note, the bond required may increase where there is a rent increase.


Occupancy

Only the people (and the number of people) included on your tenancy agreement are permitted to reside at the property on a permanent basis. Should a tenant wish to move in or out you are required to notify us in writing immediately. Please note, a new tenant will need to be approved through the application process prior to moving in.


Paying the rent

It is your legal responsibility to pay your rent, to the Landlord in advance. Please ensure that your payments reach us on or before the due date. Harcourts Property Management will not physically collect your rent. Rent must be paid by the method stated on your tenancy agreement. If you have any problems with your rent payments please notify your Property Manager at the earliest possible time. If you fall into arrears, we will be obligated to follow the procedures outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act to collect the rent on behalf of the landlord.


Inspections – Pre inspection and Routine Inspections

A property condition report is used to determine the condition of the property at the commencement of your tenancy. It also ensures that you are not held responsible for damage at the expiry of your tenancy which may have been there prior to your occupation. You are required to make comment and additional notes, sign and return the document to our office. The document will be filed with your Tenancy Agreement and used as evidence of the property condition at the commencement of the tenancy.

Routine Inspections will be made at regular intervals. The primary role of these inspections is to advise the owner of the condition and care of their property and what, if any, maintenance is required. This is an opportunity for you to point out any maintenance required at the property. Photos may be taken by the Property Manager during the inspection.


Repairs and Maintenance

It is important when you notice a maintenance issue that you inform our office as soon as possible (in writing). This can be done using the maintenance request form and can be issued via email, fax or mail. Jobs requiring attention by tradespeople firstly require permission from the landlord.

Once the Landlord's approval has been obtained, a work order is forwarded directly to the specific tradesperson, who will then be in direct contact with you to arrange a convenient time to address the approved maintenance. Please be aware that works carried out on the property by any person not approved under a work order from a Harcourts office may result in your liability to pay the account.


Emergency Repair

Listed within the 'Welcome to Renting with Harcourts' guide, you will find details of emergency contacts for emergency repairs. We ask that you always try to contact your Property Manager first, however if it is after hours and you cannot contact the Property Manager, you are permitted to contact the emergency contractors directly.

The legislation is specific about what constitutes an emergency repair and it's important that you know that should the issue not be deemed an emergency, you will be responsible for the account. An emergency repair is something that is likely to cause injury, undue inconvenience, or which makes the property unsafe or insecure. (For eg. burst water service, broken toilet (where there is no other toilet), serious leak, serious electrical fault ).


Ending the Tenancy and leaving the Property

Contact your Property Manager to discuss your legal requirements with regards to ending your tenancy as written notice periods will be required. The amount of notice required varies from State to State. Once the Property Manager has received/issued your 'Notice of Intention to Leave/Notice to Leave', they will contact you and advise requirements for handing over vacant possession. Once vacant possession is established (that is, all keys have been returned) a bond/final inspection can be completed.

Please note: a Property Manager cannot complete a bond/final Inspection until vacant possession has been established and rent may be payable until all keys are returned. The bond will only be returned once it has been established that all rent is paid as required, the property has been returned in its original condition as per the entry condition report (excluding fair wear and tear) and all applicable invoices have been paid. Some offices may complete a pre-final inspection, however this is not a requirement in all States.


Breaking the lease

Your tenancy agreement is a legally binding contract and as such process needs to be followed to break any tenancy agreement. In the first instance, please contact your Property Manager to inform them of your intention. They will forward you a 'break lease form' and details of your obligations. Please note, the office cannot begin to advertise your property for rent until the 'break lease' form has been executed and returned. In accordance with the relevant Residential Tenancy Act, you will be required to pay all costs incurred as outlined in your break lease form.

Your obligations are as follows:

  • You are required to pay rent and maintain the condition of the property including gardens until such time as a suitable replacement tenant is located ,approved and in the property. Standard tenant selection procedures apply to all applicants. You will be responsible for a break of lease fee and a portion of advertising costs in accordance with the Residential Tenancy Tribunal Guidelines.
- See more at: http://harcourts.com.au/Content/Property-Management-Tenants#sthash.ICzEEIag.dpuf

Applying for a property

When you find the right property, you will need to complete a Tenancy Application Form. You may need to provide copies of identification copies to the value of 100 points with your application. For example, a Driver Licence, ATM card, credit card and a bill addressed to you at your current address.


Bond

The rental bond is requested as financial protection should there be a breach in the tenancy agreement. Your rental bond will be lodged with the Residential Tenancy Bond Authority. The bond is held as security against any property damage, undue wear and tear or in the event there is money owing at the end of tenancy. Once it is established that all conditions of the tenancy have been met, the bond will be refunded promptly. The amount of bond payable is specified in the tenancy agreement. Please note, the bond required may increase where there is a rent increase.


Occupancy

Only the people (and the number of people) included on your tenancy agreement are permitted to reside at the property on a permanent basis. Should a tenant wish to move in or out you are required to notify us in writing immediately. Please note, a new tenant will need to be approved through the application process prior to moving in.


Paying the rent

It is your legal responsibility to pay your rent, to the Landlord in advance. Please ensure that your payments reach us on or before the due date. Harcourts Property Management will not physically collect your rent. Rent must be paid by the method stated on your tenancy agreement. If you have any problems with your rent payments please notify your Property Manager at the earliest possible time. If you fall into arrears, we will be obligated to follow the procedures outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act to collect the rent on behalf of the landlord.


Inspections – Pre inspection and Routine Inspections

A property condition report is used to determine the condition of the property at the commencement of your tenancy. It also ensures that you are not held responsible for damage at the expiry of your tenancy which may have been there prior to your occupation. You are required to make comment and additional notes, sign and return the document to our office. The document will be filed with your Tenancy Agreement and used as evidence of the property condition at the commencement of the tenancy.

Routine Inspections will be made at regular intervals. The primary role of these inspections is to advise the owner of the condition and care of their property and what, if any, maintenance is required. This is an opportunity for you to point out any maintenance required at the property. Photos may be taken by the Property Manager during the inspection.


Repairs and Maintenance

It is important when you notice a maintenance issue that you inform our office as soon as possible (in writing). This can be done using the maintenance request form and can be issued via email, fax or mail. Jobs requiring attention by tradespeople firstly require permission from the landlord.

Once the Landlord's approval has been obtained, a work order is forwarded directly to the specific tradesperson, who will then be in direct contact with you to arrange a convenient time to address the approved maintenance. Please be aware that works carried out on the property by any person not approved under a work order from a Harcourts office may result in your liability to pay the account.


Emergency Repair

Listed within the 'Welcome to Renting with Harcourts' guide, you will find details of emergency contacts for emergency repairs. We ask that you always try to contact your Property Manager first, however if it is after hours and you cannot contact the Property Manager, you are permitted to contact the emergency contractors directly.

The legislation is specific about what constitutes an emergency repair and it's important that you know that should the issue not be deemed an emergency, you will be responsible for the account. An emergency repair is something that is likely to cause injury, undue inconvenience, or which makes the property unsafe or insecure. (For eg. burst water service, broken toilet (where there is no other toilet), serious leak, serious electrical fault ).


Ending the Tenancy and leaving the Property

Contact your Property Manager to discuss your legal requirements with regards to ending your tenancy as written notice periods will be required. The amount of notice required varies from State to State. Once the Property Manager has received/issued your 'Notice of Intention to Leave/Notice to Leave', they will contact you and advise requirements for handing over vacant possession. Once vacant possession is established (that is, all keys have been returned) a bond/final inspection can be completed.

Please note: a Property Manager cannot complete a bond/final Inspection until vacant possession has been established and rent may be payable until all keys are returned. The bond will only be returned once it has been established that all rent is paid as required, the property has been returned in its original condition as per the entry condition report (excluding fair wear and tear) and all applicable invoices have been paid. Some offices may complete a pre-final inspection, however this is not a requirement in all States.


Breaking the lease

Your tenancy agreement is a legally binding contract and as such process needs to be followed to break any tenancy agreement. In the first instance, please contact your Property Manager to inform them of your intention. They will forward you a 'break lease form' and details of your obligations. Please note, the office cannot begin to advertise your property for rent until the 'break lease' form has been executed and returned. In accordance with the relevant Residential Tenancy Act, you will be required to pay all costs incurred as outlined in your break lease form.

Your obligations are as follows:

  • You are required to pay rent and maintain the condition of the property including gardens until such time as a suitable replacement tenant is located ,approved and in the property. Standard tenant selection procedures apply to all applicants. You will be responsible for a break of lease fee and a portion of advertising costs in accordance with the Residential Tenancy Tribunal Guidelines.
- See more at: http://harcourts.com.au/Content/Property-Management-Tenants#sthash.ICzEEIag.dpuf

Applying for a property

When you find the right property, you will need to complete a Tenancy Application Form. You may need to provide copies of identification copies to the value of 100 points with your application. For example, a Driver Licence, ATM card, credit card and a bill addressed to you at your current address.


Bond

The rental bond is requested as financial protection should there be a breach in the tenancy agreement. Your rental bond will be lodged with the Residential Tenancy Bond Authority. The bond is held as security against any property damage, undue wear and tear or in the event there is money owing at the end of tenancy. Once it is established that all conditions of the tenancy have been met, the bond will be refunded promptly. The amount of bond payable is specified in the tenancy agreement. Please note, the bond required may increase where there is a rent increase.


Occupancy

Only the people (and the number of people) included on your tenancy agreement are permitted to reside at the property on a permanent basis. Should a tenant wish to move in or out you are required to notify us in writing immediately. Please note, a new tenant will need to be approved through the application process prior to moving in.


Paying the rent

It is your legal responsibility to pay your rent, to the Landlord in advance. Please ensure that your payments reach us on or before the due date. Harcourts Property Management will not physically collect your rent. Rent must be paid by the method stated on your tenancy agreement. If you have any problems with your rent payments please notify your Property Manager at the earliest possible time. If you fall into arrears, we will be obligated to follow the procedures outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act to collect the rent on behalf of the landlord.


Inspections – Pre inspection and Routine Inspections

A property condition report is used to determine the condition of the property at the commencement of your tenancy. It also ensures that you are not held responsible for damage at the expiry of your tenancy which may have been there prior to your occupation. You are required to make comment and additional notes, sign and return the document to our office. The document will be filed with your Tenancy Agreement and used as evidence of the property condition at the commencement of the tenancy.

Routine Inspections will be made at regular intervals. The primary role of these inspections is to advise the owner of the condition and care of their property and what, if any, maintenance is required. This is an opportunity for you to point out any maintenance required at the property. Photos may be taken by the Property Manager during the inspection.


Repairs and Maintenance

It is important when you notice a maintenance issue that you inform our office as soon as possible (in writing). This can be done using the maintenance request form and can be issued via email, fax or mail. Jobs requiring attention by tradespeople firstly require permission from the landlord.

Once the Landlord's approval has been obtained, a work order is forwarded directly to the specific tradesperson, who will then be in direct contact with you to arrange a convenient time to address the approved maintenance. Please be aware that works carried out on the property by any person not approved under a work order from a Harcourts office may result in your liability to pay the account.


Emergency Repair

Listed within the 'Welcome to Renting with Harcourts' guide, you will find details of emergency contacts for emergency repairs. We ask that you always try to contact your Property Manager first, however if it is after hours and you cannot contact the Property Manager, you are permitted to contact the emergency contractors directly.

The legislation is specific about what constitutes an emergency repair and it's important that you know that should the issue not be deemed an emergency, you will be responsible for the account. An emergency repair is something that is likely to cause injury, undue inconvenience, or which makes the property unsafe or insecure. (For eg. burst water service, broken toilet (where there is no other toilet), serious leak, serious electrical fault ).


Ending the Tenancy and leaving the Property

Contact your Property Manager to discuss your legal requirements with regards to ending your tenancy as written notice periods will be required. The amount of notice required varies from State to State. Once the Property Manager has received/issued your 'Notice of Intention to Leave/Notice to Leave', they will contact you and advise requirements for handing over vacant possession. Once vacant possession is established (that is, all keys have been returned) a bond/final inspection can be completed.

Please note: a Property Manager cannot complete a bond/final Inspection until vacant possession has been established and rent may be payable until all keys are returned. The bond will only be returned once it has been established that all rent is paid as required, the property has been returned in its original condition as per the entry condition report (excluding fair wear and tear) and all applicable invoices have been paid. Some offices may complete a pre-final inspection, however this is not a requirement in all States.


Breaking the lease

Your tenancy agreement is a legally binding contract and as such process needs to be followed to break any tenancy agreement. In the first instance, please contact your Property Manager to inform them of your intention. They will forward you a 'break lease form' and details of your obligations. Please note, the office cannot begin to advertise your property for rent until the 'break lease' form has been executed and returned. In accordance with the relevant Residential Tenancy Act, you will be required to pay all costs incurred as outlined in your break lease form.

Your obligations are as follows:

  • You are required to pay rent and maintain the condition of the property including gardens until such time as a suitable replacement tenant is located ,approved and in the property. Standard tenant selection procedures apply to all applicants. You will be responsible for a break of lease fee and a portion of advertising costs in accordance with the Residential Tenancy Tribunal Guidelines.
- See more at: http://harcourts.com.au/Content/Property-Management-Tenants#sthash.ICzEEIag.dpuf

Applying for a property

When you find the right property, you will need to complete a Tenancy Application Form. You may need to provide copies of identification copies to the value of 100 points with your application. For example, a Driver Licence, ATM card, credit card and a bill addressed to you at your current address.


Bond

The rental bond is requested as financial protection should there be a breach in the tenancy agreement. Your rental bond will be lodged with the Residential Tenancy Bond Authority. The bond is held as security against any property damage, undue wear and tear or in the event there is money owing at the end of tenancy. Once it is established that all conditions of the tenancy have been met, the bond will be refunded promptly. The amount of bond payable is specified in the tenancy agreement. Please note, the bond required may increase where there is a rent increase.


Occupancy

Only the people (and the number of people) included on your tenancy agreement are permitted to reside at the property on a permanent basis. Should a tenant wish to move in or out you are required to notify us in writing immediately. Please note, a new tenant will need to be approved through the application process prior to moving in.


Paying the rent

It is your legal responsibility to pay your rent, to the Landlord in advance. Please ensure that your payments reach us on or before the due date. Harcourts Property Management will not physically collect your rent. Rent must be paid by the method stated on your tenancy agreement. If you have any problems with your rent payments please notify your Property Manager at the earliest possible time. If you fall into arrears, we will be obligated to follow the procedures outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act to collect the rent on behalf of the landlord.


Inspections – Pre inspection and Routine Inspections

A property condition report is used to determine the condition of the property at the commencement of your tenancy. It also ensures that you are not held responsible for damage at the expiry of your tenancy which may have been there prior to your occupation. You are required to make comment and additional notes, sign and return the document to our office. The document will be filed with your Tenancy Agreement and used as evidence of the property condition at the commencement of the tenancy.

Routine Inspections will be made at regular intervals. The primary role of these inspections is to advise the owner of the condition and care of their property and what, if any, maintenance is required. This is an opportunity for you to point out any maintenance required at the property. Photos may be taken by the Property Manager during the inspection.


Repairs and Maintenance

It is important when you notice a maintenance issue that you inform our office as soon as possible (in writing). This can be done using the maintenance request form and can be issued via email, fax or mail. Jobs requiring attention by tradespeople firstly require permission from the landlord.

Once the Landlord's approval has been obtained, a work order is forwarded directly to the specific tradesperson, who will then be in direct contact with you to arrange a convenient time to address the approved maintenance. Please be aware that works carried out on the property by any person not approved under a work order from a Harcourts office may result in your liability to pay the account.


Emergency Repair

Listed within the 'Welcome to Renting with Harcourts' guide, you will find details of emergency contacts for emergency repairs. We ask that you always try to contact your Property Manager first, however if it is after hours and you cannot contact the Property Manager, you are permitted to contact the emergency contractors directly.

The legislation is specific about what constitutes an emergency repair and it's important that you know that should the issue not be deemed an emergency, you will be responsible for the account. An emergency repair is something that is likely to cause injury, undue inconvenience, or which makes the property unsafe or insecure. (For eg. burst water service, broken toilet (where there is no other toilet), serious leak, serious electrical fault ).


Ending the Tenancy and leaving the Property

Contact your Property Manager to discuss your legal requirements with regards to ending your tenancy as written notice periods will be required. The amount of notice required varies from State to State. Once the Property Manager has received/issued your 'Notice of Intention to Leave/Notice to Leave', they will contact you and advise requirements for handing over vacant possession. Once vacant possession is established (that is, all keys have been returned) a bond/final inspection can be completed.

Please note: a Property Manager cannot complete a bond/final Inspection until vacant possession has been established and rent may be payable until all keys are returned. The bond will only be returned once it has been established that all rent is paid as required, the property has been returned in its original condition as per the entry condition report (excluding fair wear and tear) and all applicable invoices have been paid. Some offices may complete a pre-final inspection, however this is not a requirement in all States.


Breaking the lease

Your tenancy agreement is a legally binding contract and as such process needs to be followed to break any tenancy agreement. In the first instance, please contact your Property Manager to inform them of your intention. They will forward you a 'break lease form' and details of your obligations. Please note, the office cannot begin to advertise your property for rent until the 'break lease' form has been executed and returned. In accordance with the relevant Residential Tenancy Act, you will be required to pay all costs incurred as outlined in your break lease form.

Your obligations are as follows:

  • You are required to pay rent and maintain the condition of the property including gardens until such time as a suitable replacement tenant is located ,approved and in the property. Standard tenant selection procedures apply to all applicants. You will be responsible for a break of lease fee and a portion of advertising costs in accordance with the Residential Tenancy Tribunal Guidelines.
- See more at: http://harcourts.com.au/Content/Property-Management-Tenants#sthash.ICzEEIag.dpuf

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