How do I inspect a property with a real estate agent?
If the property you wish to view is currently tenanted then we will be happy to arrange a suitable time to view the property in conjuntion with the current tenant. If the property you wish to view is untenanted, we will arrange a mutual suitable time. We do not hand out property keys to prospective tenants.
What are the usual lease terms?
Usually a lease period for 12 months or 6 months will apply. However, there may be other options if arranged by the owner and tenant.
How do I apply to rent the property?
When you apply to rent a property through us, you will be asked to fill out an application form. Every person over the age of 18 who wishes to reside at the premises, must complete an application form. In filling out this form, you will be asked to identify yourself, the same way as many institutions including banks ask for identification.
What are the tenant maintenance responsibilities?
The landlord is responsible for housing maintenance and repairs to government owned houses, that arise as a result of 'fair wear and tear'. Tenants are expected to keep the house and garden in a clean and tidy condition.
What else should we plan for?
You will need to budget for monies required at the commencement of your Tenancy. This will consist of a Bond, which equates to 4 weeks rent, along with an additional 2 weeks rent. (Your holding deposit forms part of these 2 weeks). You will also need to budget for a removalist. Other expenses can include Bonds for telephone and electricity through the local suppliers.