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Managing insulation requirements

Lynette asks:

My property manager has gone ahead and had my property inspected for insulation requirements. They have emailed me a Statement of Insulation from an authorised provider. This fee will be passed on to me. The property is currently untenanted so a new tenancy will commence as soon as someone is found.

I never consented to this inspection or cost as I already knew the property met insulation and fire alarm requirements and informed the property manager accordingly. I also sent a copy of my property file from the council which states the level of insulation. Is it compulsory to have this Statement of Insulation provided by an authorised provider or can it be a personal statement from the landlord to be included in the new agreement?


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Owner occupier time

Mark asks:

Is there a minimum time that I have to live in a property myself (paying 20% deposit) before I can move and rent the place out?

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Carpet cleaning pressure

Lynda-Marie asks:

I am a tenant and am moving house with same property management company. While I am quite happy having the carpets professionally cleaned at end of my tenancy, the property manager is insisting I use his recommended company. It is more expensive than the company I would like to use and my choice is used by several other property managers in the area. He will also not accept a portable carpet cleaner - only the $110,000 machine that his preferred company uses.

The carpets are not dirty as such. But we do have two cats so I am happy to have carpets cleaned. But where do I stand if, on inspection, I produce proof of cleaning and he will not accept it and insists that I have them cleaned again or have the cost of extra cleaning deducted from my bond?




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