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Things to Know When Leasing Privately in TAS

Here’s what you need to do as a landlord and how to protect yourself if you’re leasing property yourself in TAS.

Before Approving a Tenant

Once you're ready to approve a Tenant

During the Tenancy

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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:

 

We also strongly recommend reading the Renting Guide and the Minimum Standards for Premises: A Guide for Tenants and Property Owners offered by the Tasmanian Government.

We hope this information helps! Got more questions? Don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email.