June 15, 2021

How to be an A-Grade rental occupier

As a rental occupier, a good reputation and rental history is worth its weight in gold. In fact, that history is one of the first things that property managers and rental owners look for when it comes to selecting the right rental occupier to look after a property.

So how can you become an A-Grade rental occupier? Here are our top tips.

On time, every time

This almost goes without saying, but a solid track record of paying your rent on time, every time is a must.

And truth be told, this works to your benefit as an occupier. For example, a proven history of paying your rent on time can actually help you apply for a home loan.

Meanwhile, it also builds on that good reputation that property managers look for next time you go to apply for a rental property.

That said, sometimes life happens. Whether it’s casual employment that dries up or financial hardship, if you find yourself struggling with rental payments, proactively contact your property manager to discuss what’s going on and determine the best path forward.

An eye for issues

It’s no small thing for a rental owner to entrust their property into someone else’s care. An A-Grade rental occupier appreciates this responsibility and is proactive about alerting a property manager to small issues that might become major problems down the track.

Meanwhile, every rental occupier is expected to notify their property manager when something needs fixing in a rental property.

A little TLC

While a rental occupier is not responsible for major maintenance, they are expected to keep the property neat, tidy and in good condition.

A-Grade rental occupiers not only know this, they embrace the responsibility, tending the garden, looking after the home as if it were their own investment, and generally treating it with the respect and love it deserves.

A working relationship

A-Grade rental occupiers appreciate they are in a business relationship with both their property manager and rental owner. And it’s one that is built on mutual respect, communication, and trust.

That means the rental occupier will accommodate reasonable requests and adhere to the guidelines of the applicable rental laws.

What do we mean? Well sometimes things happen in rentals – whether it’s trees that need cutting back, quotes for repairs that need to be obtained or works that need to be completed in the interests of maintaining the property.

An A-Grade rental occupier will work with the property manager to facilitate these. In return the property manager and rental owner will provide required notice, respect the rental occupier’s right to peace and privacy, and they will also adhere to the applicable rental law.

Trusted, valued, and appreciated

Most rental owners understand the value of an A-Grade rental occupier. They know a good rental occupier is an asset, and is someone who should be trusted, valued and appreciated.

Because, let’s be frank, without a rental occupier a property is just bricks and mortar and in the long run an A-Grade rental occupier not only looks after their investment, they add value to the home.

How we can help

Our experienced property managers pride themselves on establishing great relationships with both rental occupiers and owners.

We manage every property as if it were our own and you can learn more about our property management services here.

Alternatively, if you are looking to rent a property, you can view the properties we currently have available here