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maintenance responsibilities explained

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maintenance_respMaintenance of an investment property is not just the Landlord’s responsibility.

In preparing an investment property for lease, the Landlord should ensure the property is in good repair, well secured and fit for living.

During the tenancy, it is the Landlord’s responsibility to maintain the reasonable state of repair of the property.

This includes ensuring all appliances such as dishwashers, air-conditioners, heaters, ovens, spa baths etc are repaired quickly and remain working for the duration of the tenancy.

It is however the Tenant’s responsibility to take reasonable action to prevent any potential maintenance issues arising by ensuring the premises are kept clean and hygienic at all times.  Examples of this are cleaning up spills immediately to prevent floor rot and not leaving food stuffs lying around that may invite pests and vermin.  We also ask Tenants to report maintenance issues as they occur to prevent any problems from escalating and causing additional damage to the property and cost to the Landlord.

Sharing the maintenance responsibility helps to achieve not only a happy Landlord and Tenant relationship during the tenancy but ensures that your property is maintained to an acceptable level.  So when your property manager reports maintenance to you, do look at the repair as keeping your property in good order.