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Caring for Carpets in a Rental Property

Once a rental property is turned over by the landlord to the tenant, most of the inclusions in the premises become the responsibility of the tenant. Carpets are part of the property that the tenant needs to maintain and take care of during the tenancy and especially at the end of the tenancy as a requirement before turning over the premises back to the landlord.

The tenant’s obligations are stipulated in the general tenancy agreement and one of this obligations is to maintain any carpets included in the Brisbane real estate property. Before the tenant can return the keys to the Brisbane property managers, and claim the bond that was paid at the beginning of the lease, the tenant needs to make sure to bring the premises back to its original condition with the exception of fair wear and tear. Cleaned carpets would be reflected in the exit condition report, which will be compared to the entry condition report signed by the landlord and the tenant. It is important to complete these reports correctly so as to avoid disputes between landlord and tenant. Read more

What to Do with a Change of Tenants in a Shared Bond?

When tenants of any property sign a lease and pay a bond it is considered a promissory note that they are going to uphold their portion of the lease and that damages incurred during their rental period will be paid for at the end of their stay. Sometimes when two people are a part of a lease, but one of the two decides they want to move out, and a new roommate may need to be found. When this happens it is important to either seek a new tenancy or create a change of tenants.

By Brisbane real estate standards, any tenant should notify their landlord of a change in tenants. It is part of most rental agreements that new tenants residing on the premises without the permission of the landlord can be grounds to evict both the original and new tenant. For that reason, as a tenant it is important to follow all the legalities involved when tenants are changing, regardless of what the status of the bond is. Read more