New Tenancy Information
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
It is your responsibility to have all services connected in your name to coincide with your possession of the property.
If the property has a separate water meter you are responsible for water consumption and sewerage flush charges in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act, 1997.
All services must be advised two to three days before you occupy the premises.
Failure to have the services connected in your name at the commencement of your tenancy could result in you being liable for costs pertaining to a previous tenancy.
Your advice ensures a special meter reading at the commencement of your tenancy.
MyConnect is an all-in-one utility connection company offering a FREE connection service to ease the pressure and stress of the moving process. Please let our rental department know if you wish to utilise this free service.
RENTING A HOME - A GUIDE TO TENANTS
This booklet is provided to assist you during your tenancy as it contains some very useful information on your rights and responsibilities. Please refer to it as necessary during your tenancy. If you require additional booklets, able in most languages, please ask.
You will need to make an appointment to collect your keys at the commencement of your tenancy. Each tenant named on the lease must be present at the appointment and the rent and bond must be paid in full before the keys can be handed over.
If you change any locks during your tenancy, it is a provision of the Residential Tenancies Act, 1997 that you supply this office with a key. It is your responsibility to return all keys to the property to this office at the end of your tenancy.
It is a concern that many tenants are not in the habit of insuring their own belongings. The landlords insurance policy does not cover your furniture and personal property, and we therefore advise that you obtain adequate contents insurance. With the ever-increasing incidence of burglary and theft, we strongly recommend you take out content’s insurance cover.
Please advise the office of the telephone numbers and email address at the property when you have it connected. Also, if you change employment during your tenancy, please advise your Property Manager of the new business number.
There are various reasons you may need to be contacted throughout your tenancy by your property manager, such as repairs and this information is vital.
SMOKE DETECTORS / CARBON MONOXIDE TESTING
Many of our Landlords elect to have the smoke detectors and/or heaters in their properties serviced by Smarthouse.
If your Landlord elected to be part of this service you will receive a call from a Smarthouse representative to arrange a suitable time.