You will need to meet and sign an agreement with the tenant, give them printed factsheets, and complete a report on the condition of the property. Links and further explanation are below.
We strongly recommend completing National Tenancy Database/TICA blacklist checks before approving any tenant (you can arrange this through PropertyNow).
As well as checking tenancy blacklists, you should consider checking the ACCR criminal court attendance database here. You can also order full police background checks through PropertyNow, if you wish.
Most importantly, we recommend taking out Landlords Insurance – this covers you for theft, malicious damage, or loss of rent if the tenant stops paying. There are many different providers so make sure to shop around. Here’s two to get you started:
Lastly, click here for a general overview of landlord and tenant responsibilities, forms and fact sheets. We strongly recommend reading all the information on this page and bookmarking it for future reference.