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9 Proactive Steps To Do When Tenants Give Notice to Vacate

9 Proactive Steps To Do When Tenants Give Notice to Vacate

Just recently my tenants gave me a notice to vacate. They’d been living in my house for close to 2 years and now wanted to find something bigger for their growing family.

I immediately thought about how much I used to hate the confrontation with tenants when trying to give them the long list of things they needed to do to get their bond back.

You might be surprised to hear, even the smoothest tenancies can hit a snag at the end when it comes to cleaning up, moving out and returning the bond. I’ve had plenty of great tenants turn very difficult at the end.

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What you Need to Know about Sending Your Tenants a Notice to Vacate

What you Need to Know about Sending Your Tenants a Notice to Vacate

After all the hard work of advertising your property, holding inspections, screening tenants and getting the lease signed, it is hard to imagine why you would want to give your tenants a Notice to Vacate. However, I can say from experience that reasons do come up.

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The Secret to Winning at Tenancy Tribunal

The Secret to Winning at Tenancy Tribunal

If you are ever faced with a hearing at tenancy tribunal, the first thing is to be sure that you are in the right. However, right or wrong, quite often the tribunal will side with whomever can produce the most accurate and relevant documentation to back up their case.

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How To Get Your Tenants To Move Out During a Fixed Term Lease

How To Get Your Tenants To Move Out During a Fixed Term Lease

It is a great feeling to have your rental property occupied by great tenants, knowing that you are getting a return on your investment and the house is well looked after. That is, until you need them to move out.

There could be any number of reasons that you need to have your property vacant. Perhaps you want to sell the property without tenants because you don’t want to limit your market to just investors. Maybe you unexpectedly have to move back into the property. Whatever the reason, it is your property, and if you want your tenants gone they should leave, right?

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Beware of These 5 Mistakes DIY Property Owners Make

Beware of These 5 Mistakes DIY Property Owners Make

1.  Failing to Ask for a Bond

This is a security deposit held in case your tenant doesn’t meet their obligations under the lease agreement.

2.  Not Having a Lease Agreement

This is a legally enforceable contract that details the length of the lease, rent amount, and the condition the tenant should leave the property as stated in the condition report.Typically if you are managing a rental property on your own, you may only have the option of purchasing a generic lease agreement from your local news agency or online.  The problem with these generic forms is the lack of important information, like state and territory laws particular to your area. We have free state specific templates for you right here.

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