Application for Tenancy
An application form must be
completed when applying to rent a property. The Application Form must be
accompanied by identification (drivers licence, a passport, an 18 plus card
or a birth certificate). proof of
current address (a statement from a bank,
Telstra etc addressed to you at current
Unless other arrangements are
made, rent under your Residential Tenancy Agreement will be payable in
advance weekly, fortnightly or monthly. If at any time you are unable to
make a rental payment or before the due date, please make immediate contact
with your Property Manager. This will help to keep a good tenancy history
Method of Payment
Payments are by Direct Debit
Bond and first two weeks rent
are payable by direct debit to our account. A receipt will be emailed once your funds appear in this account.
Your rental bond will be lodged
with the Residential Tenancies Authority. The bond is held as security
against any damage or undue wear and tear. The bond will be refunded
promptly after you vacate, provided the property is left in as close as
possible the same condition as when the Residential Tenancy Agreement
commenced (allowing for fair wear and tear) and there are no other monies
During the course of your
tenancy, the premises will be inspected periodically by
Highfields Country & Toowoomba
Real Estate Pty Ltd
after 7 days notice has been given to
you. This will generally take place three months after you move in and again
six months later. Our office will contact you in advance to let you know
what date the inspection will be happening. Keys
Keys will be handed to you at the commencement of the tenancy and a
photocopy of the keys will be signed by you to indicate acceptance. At the
end of the tenancy all keys shown on the photocopy must be returned.
Highfields Country Real Estate Pty Ltd retains a duplicate key
to all properties for emergency access. Provided identification is produced
these keys can be borrowed during office hours but must be returned within
twenty-four (24) hours. Should you require keys out of office hours a fee
will be payable. It is therefore advisable that you make private
arrangements regarding the location of a spare key, should you inadvertently
lock yourself out.
Locks may be changed, after first obtaining permission from
Highfields Country Real Estate Pty Ltd or the owner, on the strict understanding that you
Highfields Country & Toowoomba Real
Estate Pty Ltd with a spare set of keys. It is in your best interests to
ensure that we have access to your property in case of emergency.
We strongly urge you to insure
your personal possessions against any loss, damage or theft. The owner has
no obligation to insure your personal belongings.
Any water use to be paid to the same account as your rent payments once we have sent you the invoice for this.
Electricity, Gas and Telephone
It is each tenant's
responsibility to have the appropriate account placed in his or her names
and then to arrange to have a meter reading, prior to vacating the premises.
The following are contact number for these authorities.
Repairs and Maintenance
You may also request repairs via a phone call to 0488 091 888 or vis sms or email.
All repairs are attended to as promptly as possible, however it is often
necessary to obtain the owner's approval and/or quotes before any work can
commence and this can cause a delay.
If arrangements regarding access for any tradespeople are not kept by you,
any service charge for calling the tradesperson will be automatically passed
to you for payment.
Where you rent a house, terrace or a semi-detached cottage, the upkeep of
the gardens and grounds are your responsibility.
Termination of the Tenancy Agreement
Tenancy Agreement is a legal and binding contract, providing protection for
both you and the owner.
You can terminate the Residential Tenancy Agreement in the following ways: -
� If you intend to vacate at the end of your lease you are required to give
fourteen (14) days written notice prior to the expiry of the fixed term of
� If you are on a periodic lease written notice must be given fourteen (14)
days prior to vacating.
If, however, unforseen circumstances arise and you have to vacate prior to
the expiration of your Residential Tenancy Agreement, please contact your
Property Manager immediately and we will endeavour to find another suitable
tenant. You will still be responsible for the rent until another suitable
tenant is found, as well as the payment of any of the owner's reletting
expenses such as a letting fee and advertising costs.