Property Presentation Tips

As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Here are some valuable tips:

  • Take out comprehensive insurance cover on the property (including public liability) and Landlords insurance. Refer here for more information.
  • Present your property at its best!  You want an Inviting Property to prospective tenants.  
    • Mow the lawns, do the gardening, clean the windows, paths & gutters & pool if you have one.
    • Repair or replace leaking taps, light fittings, light bulbs, sticking doors, loose door handles, leaky gutters and torn flyscreens
    • Consider painting using light neutral colours, or touching up areas in need of some attention 
  • We can arrange all necessary works at your property as we have a large number of tradespeople on our books to carry out the works in a timely manner and at very competitive rates. We ensure that all tradespeople are appropriately licensed and insured.

  • For houses, we recommend a pest control inspection and treatment be carried out yearly.

  • Ensure your property provides adequate security for your future tenant, and have all locks and keys fully functional.  If you require security doors and windows check out our friends at Bonds Security or for alarms check out R.U. Safe Security.
  • Ensure council waste bins are made available for the tenants use – general waste bin, green waste bin and the recycling bin.
  • Appliances left at the property for use by the tenant, must be maintained in a good working condition.  We recommend to our property owners that they retain all original warranty and appliance manuals and provide us with a copy for use by the tenants.
  • If your property is in a strata complex, a copy of the Strata By-Laws should be provided and passed onto your tenant.
  • We recommend professional carpet cleaning be carried out prior to a tenant moving in.  Not only does this set a good standard but the tenant is required at the completion of their tenancy to ensure that the carpet is left is as close as possible to the same condition as when they moved in.
  • We recommend that the property has a pre-tenancy clean.  This will once again set a good standard and reinforce the requirement by the tenant that they are required to return the property to the same standard of clean at the end of their tenancy.