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The truth about what the landlord is responsible for…

There are many property management misconceptions surrounding what the landlord is and isn’t responsible for. Here Larnio Property busts these myths for you…

Light globes:
Yep, light globes. While this may seem like an easy tenant fix, landlords are in fact responsible for the changing of any blown globes. We always advise our landlords to make sure all light globes are working at the commencement of the tenancy. 

Garden maintenance:
Tenants are required to maintain the lawns and gardens to the same standard as at the commencement of the tenancy, which includes mowing, edging of lawns, weeding, removal of leaves and watering. Landlords however are responsible for the long-term upkeep of the gardens, such as pruning and fertilizing.

Gutters:
Gutters are a point of contention depending on which property manager you speak to, however at Larnio Property we recommend that landlords regularly organise the cleaning of the gutters themselves  to eliminate any possibility of injury resulting in litigation issues and also ensures the gutters are cleaned properly and regularly.

Fly Screens:
It used to be the case that a landlord was obligated to provide fly screens on all exterior windows, however, in 2016 the legislation was updated omitting this obligation.

For more information regarding all landlord obligations, please give me a call on 0468 793 299.