How often will Vogue Real Estate Australia carry out inspections?
As a rule of thumb, we’ll inspect a property every 3 months. So if you’re on a 6-month lease, you’ll likely have one inspection, and if you signed a 12-month lease, expect three inspections. In every case, we’ll give you 7 days written notice advising you when we’ll inspect, and give you a 2-hour time-frame of when we’ll enter. You can choose to be there, but it’s not necessary.
What penalties will I incur should I break my lease agreement early?
This issue is lengthy and covered fully under the NSW Office of Fair Trading, but in summary, residential tenancy agreements generally include a break fee.
If the ‑fixed term of the agreement is for 3 years or less the break fee is:
- 6 weeks rent if you move out in the first half of the fixed term
- 4 weeks rent if you move out in the second half of the fixed term.
If the fi‑xed term is for more than 3 years and you and the landlord agree to include a break fee clause, you can agree on the amount and write it into the agreement.
How can I pay my rent?
You can pay your rent via BPAY system. You will be supplied details at the signing of the lease. We are a no cash/cheque office.
Can I have a pet?
In most cases, pets are considered on application. It’s important to consider the suitability of each pet on a case-by-case basis as obviously some pets are more compatible with certain types of properties. The property owner will have the ‑final say as to whether or not your application will be approved with your pets. In those cases where a Strata Management applies, the Strata Management Owners Co-operation will make the final decision.
Can another person move in with me?
You must seek permission to add people to your lease. Additional tenants will have to complete our application process and either sign the lease or be added on to the lease. We may refuse your request if the property is unsuitable for an additional person, or the person you are proposing does not meet our eligibility criteria.