Australia is known for its hot summer months and that means it’s time to start preparing your home for the season of sun, heat and outdoor living. Here are our top tips for ensuring you’re ready! Give your garden the love it deserves Make the most of your garden! Dust off any outdoor furniture, mow the lawn, sweep the deck and water your plants. Greenery will provide cool and calm throughout the summer months and look great when entertaining so consider creating a watering schedule/routine.
Landlords and property managers generally use rental history to find their most suitable tenant. Landing your first rental can feel daunting - that’s why we have created a number of tips for you to maximise your chance for success! 1. Provide a guarantor A guarantor is an individual who can support your rental payments should you not be able to meet them. This will provide the landlord or property manager with peace of mind that no matter your financial situation, they will receive their rental payments.
If you have just been notified that your landlord is selling the home you are renting, there are a number of things you need to know. Let’s address the most common question first. Will I have to move out? As the owner of the property, your landlord has the right to sell the property whenever they wish. However, there is no need to start packing just yet… The landlord must still abide by the lease signed with you and no matter who purchases the property, you still hold the right to live there until the end of your lease (unless your lease says otherwise).
Whether your lease is ending soon or you are just starting a new lease, you can simplify the end-of-lease cleaning process by being proactive and spring cleaning on a regular basis. An end-of-lease clean involves a tenant returning the property to the same sanitary and livable condition it was in at the beginning of the lease. If a tenant fails to adequately clean the property and return it to an acceptable condition, the landlord has the right to deduct the required amount from the bond to clean the property.
If you are renting or looking to rent, it is inevitable that at some point - you will experience an inspection; whether it be ingoing, outgoing or routine. Inspections can cause unnecessary stress if tenants don’t know what to expect. This is why we have created a number of tips for preparing for these inspections and ensuring the process is as easy as possible! Inspections are beneficial for all parties:
10 tips to turn your rental into a home It is definitely possible to have the style and feel of home ownership, whilst having the flexibility of renting. There are a number of ways that you can make your rental feel more like home. We have put together the 10 top tips for you to ensure that you are comfortable in your rental home. 1. Talk to your landlord/property manager Build a transparent and trusting relationship with your property manager.
How to prepare for a rental viewing to ensure you’re successful There are a lot of things to consider when attending a property viewing. Snug has the top tips for you in how to attend the viewing, build a relationship with the leasing agent and secure your dream rental home! Wander past Walk, bike or drive around the property and familiarize yourself with the area. Get a feel of what it would be like to live in the neighbourhood.
Complete Guide to Moving During COVID-19: Moving homes can be challenging at the best of times and the COVID-19 situation has only made it more difficult. However, if you are in a situation where you need to move, the following considerations and Snug support may make the process easier for you. Can I move during COVID-19? Legally, there is no legislation or federal/state directive that prevents you from changing your primary place of residence.