Can I bring in other tenants to help pay rent?
The only people who are lawfully able to occupy the property you are renting, are those named in the tenancy agreement. You are not able to sub-let the premises without written consent from the owner. If you wish to move out and a friend or other occupier wishes to stay in the property, we will require a new tenancy agreement with updated application forms and references. Under these circumstances a letting fee may be charged.
What will happen if I break my lease?
A notice of intention to leave and break lease agreement needs to be returned to the office. The following fees are applicable; 1 week rent + GST, advertising fee & you would also need to continue paying rent until a new tenant is located and enters into a new lease agreement.
You and the agent are both able to actively seek a new tenant - but this individual must complete all normal processes and checks before they are approved. It is essential that you not leave the property without notifying your owner or agent - this will likely result in the loss of your bond and could also create a bad rental history record, which may make it more difficult for you to rent again in the future
Do I have to pay for water?
Yes, you must pay the usage if the property is water compliant. The more conservative you are, the less water you will use. The owner pays the connection and sewerage fee.
What should I do if I am temporarily unable to pay my rent?
It is essential for you to contact us immediately.
Ignoring the problem will not make it go away - communication is essential in these circumstances and it is important for you to continue to keep us informed of your circumstances. Current legislation obliges us to follow strict procedures when it comes to rent arrears and we do. We have a zero-tolerance policy to rental arrears & action will be followed immediately in the unfortunate case that rent has not be received.
What happens if the owners of the property I am renting decide to sell?
There are a number of different scenarios that can occur if the owner decides to sell - these can depend on the expiry and terms of your lease agreement.
For example, if you are within the term of your lease agreement and the property is sold to another investor, you continue to have your rights to the property as a tenant when the new owner assumes the responsibility as your landlord. If the property is sold to someone who wishes to live there, you will be given notice to vacate - this will usually give you plenty of time to arrange your next property.
As an existing tenant, Clever Property is perfectly-placed to help you find another rental property that suits your budget and preferences.
How do I arrange any repairs that might be needed?
Should you require any maintenance at the property, please fill in the form online here.
Am I allowed to put up picture hooks?
Before you make any alternations or additions to your rental property - including picture hooks - you should contact Clever Property directly. It is wise to do this in writing, specifying exactly where you want the picture hooks to be placed.
I would like to rent a property, but do not have a job. Will this make it hard for me to rent?
When you rent a property, the major requirement is that you are able to prove you can meet your rent payments and pay the initial bond - this is usually equivalent to four weeks' rent.
If you have a considerable amount of savings, this may not be an issue - although you may be at a disadvantage if you cannot show a source of income. If you are receiving assistance from another source - such as Centrelink payments - you should provide verification of this.
Does the property come with any insurance?
While you are a tenant in a rented property, you are responsible for insuring your personal property. We would advise you to take out a home contents insurance policy during your tenancy. Landlords do not have any obligations to insure your personal items