If you’re looking to rent you need to be diligent in filling out your application and provide as much information as possible with your application. Your application will only be processed once it is complete.
Quality tenants are snapped up by investors, both in the private and managed rental sectors. References are a great tool in providing character and professional profiles, as well as rental history from previous landlords or Property Managers.
A tenant is expected to:
- Pay the rent on time
- Ensure the property is used for residential purposes for the majority of the time
- Keep the property up to a reasonable standard of cleanliness
- Inform the landlord of any damage as soon as possible
- Pay for the repair of any deliberate or careless damage caused by the tenant
- Comply with all conditions in the Tenancy Agreement
- At the end of the tenancy remove their belongings; leave the property in a reasonable state of cleanliness; return keys or any like devices; and leave the chattels provided by the landlord
- Allow the landlord reasonable access to the property
- Pay for all electricity, gas and telephone used by the tenant. The tenant may also be required to cover the cost of water depending on whether it is provided for in the Tenancy Agreement
A tenant must not:
- Damage or allow others to damage the property, whether deliberately or carelessly
- Use or allow others to use the property for any unlawful activities
- Make any alteration to the property in any way without the landlords express permission
- Refuse the landlord entry when they are entitled to enter
- Sublet without the express permission of the landlord
Contact our office to find out more about renting through Professionals Whakatane. You can find available rental properties by clicking on the Renting tab in the search area at the top of this page. A hard copy list of available properties is updated daily and is available at our office premises at 38 Landing Road, Whakatane.
You can find a lot of information about renting in the Department of Building and Housing’s website:http://www.dbh.govt.nz/renting-and-you