Landlords & Tenant Obligations

A landlord needs to:

  • Provide the premises in a reasonably clean and tidy state.
  • Keep the premises in a reasonable state of repair.
  • Comply with all building and health and safety requirements relating to the property.
  • Not interfere with the supply of gas, power, water, telephone services, or other services to the premises unless it is necessary for maintenance or repair, or to prevent danger.
  • Make sure all locks are working and correct keys are provided to the tenants, so the property is reasonably secure.
  • Compensate the tenant for serious and urgent repairs that the tenant has had done if the damage was not the tenant’s fault and the tenant made a reasonable attempt to contact the landlord.
  • Give the tenant at least 24 hours’ notice and visit between 8am and 5pm if you need to do any repairs or maintenance.
  • Give the tenant a reasonable amount of notice, ask for the tenant’s permission and visit at a reasonable hour if wanting to show a prospective buyer, tenant, or valuer through the premises.
  • Give at least 7 days written notice of any routine inspection of the property.
  • Not unreasonably refuse to allow a tenant to put up fixtures such as shelves.

A tenant needs to:

  • Pay the rent on time.
  • Make sure the property is occupied principally for living purposes.
  • Pay the power, gas, telephone charges.
  • Notify the FAA Property Manager as soon as possible of any damage to the premises.
  • Fix any damage they or their visitors cause on purpose or accident.
  • Pay water usage charges as required by state regulation.
  • Not use the premises or permit the premises to be used for any illegal purpose.
  • Make sure there are no more people living in the premises than what is specified in the tenancy agreement.
  • Remove all personal items from the property upon vacating.
  • Leave the premises clean and tidy at the end of the tenancy and remove all rubbish.
  • Return all keys to the Property Manager at the end of the tenancy that were initially provided.