If you're an investor, Harcourts Rental Management Solutions which is a property management company run by the Harcourts Solutions Business Owner Sally Millard (Principal) is the arm of the business that you want to deal with. Sally is a property investor with first hand experience of being a landlord and understand the importance of having an ‘exceptional’ property management team looking after your investment property.
Sally dedicates her time to ensuring that property investors feel confident in their property being looked after with care and attention to detail. With their property management team, she has the knowledge, eagerness and ability to maximise the returns on your investment.
Why Harcourts Rental Management Solutions?
The answer is simple; they specialise in property management... want to know more reasons why Harcourts Rental Management Solutions is the right choice for you?
Their people are dedicated professionals specifically trained in the field of property management.
They base their business on the philosophy of "creating success" combined with four specific values that are communicated throughout the organisation.
People first - Doing the right thing - Being courageous - Fun and laughter
Their local knowledge is backed by Harcourts' global strength.
Their company wide focus is on the delivery of exceptional customer service.
They employ Property Managers who continue to remain at the forefront of Property Management legislative changes at all times.
They lead the way in Property Management technology with Property Managers who enjoy a combination of mobile and web based systems that create seamless processes for management of the numerous administrative tasks required to manage a property.
Their focused marketing and tenant screening process help to get your property rented to the right tenant sooner.
They maximise your investment by optimising your return.
They are proactive with communication relating to your property, rather than solely being reactive.
They offer value added services which are available to further enhance your investment.
They implement and continually keep up with industry leading systems and procedures to ensure you and your property are in the best hands.
The Harcourts Rental Management Solutions Commitment To You:
We will effectively communicate with you. Your Harcourts Rental Management Solutions Property Manager will discuss your needs and develop a policy for the prompt response and resolution of matters for you and your investment. We sometimes spend a large amount of time away from the office appraising property, inspecting and managing property, however, be assured we will respond.
We will undertake comprehensive listing notes about your property.
We will have the property photographed and an advert composed.
We will have the property listed on all the real estate websites that we subscribe to within 48 hours of listing your property for rent.
We will place your property in the newspapers agreed between us.
We will schedule viewings of your property as required to all prospective tenants until your home is rented. (Subject to access provided to us by any current occupants)
We will erect a For Lease sign on your property within 48 hours of listing. (Upon request and if signs are permitted)
We will subject all applications to:
Check on the appropriate tenancy databases.
Verification of applicant's former renting references.
Verification of the applicant's employment and income.
We will (unless instructed otherwise) refer all potentially suitable applications to you for approval.
We will let your property for the asking amount of rent, (as outlined in your management agreement with us), or higher.
We will not let your property at a lower amount, without first obtaining your permission.
We will complete and execute the tenancy agreement and give the tenant's possession of your property once the rental applicant process has been approved.
We will complete and execute the tenancy agreement and explain in detail their responsibilities and obligations.
We will secure all appropriate in-going costs from the tenants.
We will lodge the bond in accordance with the legislation.
We will forward a copy of the tenancy agreement to you.
We will have regular contact with you and feedback for you through the process.
We have a zero tolerance rent arrears policy which we outlined clearly to all tenants when they are signing their lease.
We will process rent payments daily.
We will follow up on all late payments in accordance with our management agreement and the relevant State Residential Tenancy Act.
We will contact you to make recommendation and seek your instructions, should termination of the tenancy be an option.
We will keep you informed throughout the legal process, should termination be necessary.
We will provide you with an annual financial summary (if requested).
We undertake a comprehensive Property Condition Report and will possibly photograph prior to the property being occupied.
We will conduct routine inspections regularly and provide you with a written report. At these routine inspections, we will report to you any repairs or preventative maintenance that may be necessary.
We will conduct a comprehensive property inspection when the tenants vacate ensuring it matches with the original Property Condition Report (except fair wear and tear).
We will deposit the nett proceeds of your rental income into your nominated bank account as per your management agreement.
We will provide you will all copies of invoices for any repairs required at your property if requested.
We will pay for all property outgoings as agreed on your behalf prior to the due date (subject to the availability of funds).
Maintenance and Repairs
We expect that property owners will undertake recommended repairs to their rental property in order to preserve the value of the property, meet legislative obligations and maintain a positive relationship with the tenants.
We will not undertake repairs to your property in excess of your nominated amount, without first obtaining your approval. (NOTE: This excludes emergencies and repairs that are required to be rectified by law.)
We will contract a trades person within a timely manner for non-urgent repair requests.
We will attend to any urgent repair requests immediately.
Will will only use trades people who are properly licensed and insured to handle the type of work being performed on your property.
We will review the tenancy agreement for your property in advance of its expiry, advising of current rental market conditions.
We will not renew the lease without your express written permission (unless stated in the management agreement).
We will advise you of any advice by the tenants that they are not renewing their lease.
We will maximise vacancies by promptly acting on vacate advice.
We will proactively manage the tenancy agreement renewal process to ensure consistent income.
We will regularly review in accordance with the current legislation to ensure you receive the highest rent possible.