22 June 2020

Landlord tips for your investment property and tenant transitions

Here are a few tips and points that can be followed when doing an inspection to make sure the new tenants move in with ease. Doing your bit as the Landlord can help in building a good relationship with the tenants and make their transition of shifting smooth.


Tips and checklists:

  • Airconditioning: Make sure the aircon remotes are checked. Test for the heating and cooling of the aircons. If the remote doesn’t work check for its batteries. It is always better to replace the remote batteries with new ones so the remote doesn’t get wrecked when the tenants try to replace them.
  • Kitchens: Check the taps and the sinks and test for the hot and cold water. Under the skinks make sure to check that there are no leaks and check the timber for any kind of stains.
  • Cooktops and Ovens: Check the cooktops to ensure that it works. Make sure the oven and range hood are kept clean.
  • Smoke alarms: The smoke alarms need to be checked for batteries and must be replaced if it doesn’t work. Check for the expiration dates on the smoke alarms and change it when its due. Australian smoke alarms have an expiration date of 10 years but usually every smoke alarm comes with an expiry date on the bottom of it.
  • Bathroom and toilets: Ensure the water is running in all the taps and the toilet. Check for the hot and cold water. It is good to leave a toilet roll for the next tenants coming in.
  • Rails and shower: Make sure all the rails such as towel rails and other fittings are all tight and secure. When it comes to the shower, it is always good to keep the shower head positioned at the centre in order to avoid any water splash while the tenants attempt to clean the shower cubical. This makes it look nice as well.
  • Bedrooms: Check all the cupboards and other storage spaces to make sure there are no things left behind.
  • Check the locks of the house and doors. If there are gardens, make sure the garden is well-maintained. Keep the house clean and tidy.