We strongly recommend completing National Tenancy Database / TICA blacklist checks before approving any tenant (you can arrange this through PropertyNow). In addition to checking tenancy blacklists, you should also consider checking the ACCR criminal court attendance database here: https://auccr.com/free and may order full police background checks through PropertyNow if you wish Most importantly, consider taking out Landlords Insurance – this covers you for theft, malicious damage, or loss of rent if the tenant stopping paying – http://www.canstar.com.au/home-insurance/what-is-landlord-insurance/
http://rac.com.au/insurance/home-insurance/landlords-insurance There are many different providers so make sure to shop around. We also strongly recommend having a look at this link: http://www.consumeraffairs.nt.gov.au/ForConsumers/ResidentialTenencies/Pages/default.aspx
which provides forms, factsheets, as well a link to the more detailed Residential Tenancies Act. If you have any other questions that aren’t answered here, or are considering leasing your property yourself in the ACT, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or email – we’d be happy to help.