A recent article reporting property damage by a tenant who kept 16 cats and a vicious dog at the property, has left the mind boggling on how this could come about.
If you are a landlord, it is a wise idea to regularly inspect your property.
Although some tenants believe that landlords are inspecting in the hope of finding something, ANYTHING in order for them to keep the bond. This is not the situation at all. Landlords are generally looking after their investment and that is why inspections occur.
Typical reasoning for inspections includes (but are not limited to):
- Pets – have they been approved and is this being adhered to.
- Are there more tenants living in the property than is recorded on the agreement?
- Maintenance – are there any issues that are problematic?
- Damage to property
- Compliance to Health and Safety regulations
i-Compliant have created interim reports on a software that guides the user room by room, to easily record details of the property. Based on New Zealand standards and regulations, a liveability grading is given to the property at the completion of the report. The report checks for compliance of the following ACTS:
- Healthy Home Guarantee Act 2017
- Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2016
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Any non-compliance issues are documented on the report along with the due dates for each component.
Reports start from only $5+GST per report* conditions apply