Costs Involved With Leasing A Property With Bailey Devine Real Estate
- The equivalent of four weeks rent is required as a Security Bond (held for any damage to the property during tenancy). When vacating the property, if the property is left in the same condition, less fair wear and tear, then the deposit will be fully refunded back to you.
- $260 bond is required as security bond if you have a pet (this must first be approved by the landlord).
- Two weeks rent is required in advance
Meeting Your Needs
It is important to take the time when viewing properties to ensure that you don’t rush your decision. The property you choose, needs to suit you both financially and practically. Important factors to check is the local schools, proximity to your workplace and facilities in the area prior to placing an application.
When viewing a property, we suggest that you make sure that everything you require is in working order and if there are any problems, enquire to make sure the landlord intends on getting these issues amended prior to you making an application.
We try to take care of our properties, but we can’t be everywhere all the time. Is there something we need to know about? Tell us. Is something broken? Let us know. Help us by being our eyes and ears.
Respect Your Neighbours
Remember that you have neighbours — sometimes very close neighbours. Think about how your actions might affect them. Would you appreciate a loud party the night before you need to make a major presentation at work or before your final exams? Just try to be considerate.
When you sign your Residential Tenancy Agreement you agree to pay your rent on or before the due date. If at any time you are unable to meet your rental payment commitment, please make immediate contact with your Bailey Devine Property Manager.
Any maintenance requests must be submitted using our “Request Maintenance” located on the Renting Tab. When submitting a request please provide a detailed description of the problem and any photos to assist in an efficient and effective solution. We are committed to responding to any required maintenance in a professional and efficient manner.
For any urgent maintenance please contact your Property Manager on 08 9396 0900.
Bailey Devine Real Estate encourages you to arrange for your own contents insurance at your new home. Ensure to include furniture, sports gear, jewellery etc.
Start preparing early – As soon as you are notified of the inspection, start to do the little things to prepare.
Write down any items to discuss – If there are any minor items that you would like the owner to address, make a list and we can discuss in detail. Don’t let maintenance issues build up around you.
Thoroughly Clean – Maintaining the properties cleanliness is crucial to help ensure a smooth rental experience and makes vacating easier when the time comes. We take several photos of the property to report back to the owner so keeping a clean house is essential.
Pets – As we will need to inspect the back of the property, it is a good idea to ensure that you are home for the inspection. This will save the stress on your pets of having a stranger in their house. Alternatively ask for a friend or family member to take care of them for the day.