Phone: 07 4774 4810
01 Jun 2014

Is your rental property safe?

As a landlord you have a legal obligation to the tenant to ensure that the property is safe for the tenant to reside.

This relates to every aspect of the property, which can encompass a wide area of items from pools, secure fencing, railings and steps, levelled floor coverings and safe electrics, to name a few.

However, there are a couple of key focus areas of the property that some landlords overlook as being a priority. This includes that external doors are functioning and have locks, that windows are secure and have locks or security screens and that there is adequate external lighting.

If a property is not presented and maintained in secure condition and the property is broken into you could be liable.  Or if the tenant slips and falls outside the property due to inadequate lighting you could be sued.

When our office conducts a routine inspection and notices work that is required or if we receive a maintenance notification from the tenant, it is important that we act on the request promptly.

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