Smoke Alarm Compliance

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From 23 March 2020, NSW landlords and agents need to ensure that smoke alarms installed in rented properties are in working order.   Requirements for landlords and agents Where a smoke alarm is not in working order, landlords and agents must ensure the alarm is repaired (this includes replacing a battery) within 2 business days. […]

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Break Lease Fees

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Breaking a fixed-term agreement early When a tenant signs a fixed-term agreement, they are committing to stay for the full term. If a tenant wants to move out before the end of the fixed term, there could be costs involved. There are some situations where a tenant can end a fixed-term agreement without penalty. A […]

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The Importance of Condition Reports

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In an alarming new trend some agencies are cutting back on the time spent documenting on ingoing condition reports to save on staffing expenses and photocopying costs by business owners. The condition report is imperative to a smooth tenancy and a non-stressful vacating for both Landlord and Tenant. A thorough condition report will document in […]

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