Renting Information & Tips
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Here at Mancini Real Estate, we have the local knowledge, experience and expertise to look after your investment. Since we believe that knowledge is power, here are some handy hints for tenants and landlords for getting the most from your investment...
Why More Landlords Choose Mancini
Experience & Service
With collectively over 40 years experience, our Property Management team have manageable portfolios that enable them to provide personalised service catering to every need. The Mancini team is structured to ensure that your investment is efficiently and effectively managed. As one of the leading agencies in the area spanning over 25 years, longevity, experience, knowledge and reputation is what Mancini are known for.
We Want What You Want
As Property Managers who are also landlords, we understand what you’re looking for in a tenant. We treat your investment like it’s our own and know that high rent, quality tenants and minimal vacancies are key attributes to a solid asset. Mancini have systems, procedures and targets in place, that’s consistent to guarantee that nothing is overlooked as well as diligence taken when selecting the right tenant.
We Do More
Nothing is overlooked with our team. Monthly reports are generated and actioned by Property Managers with our Director, Sarina Mancini, personally checking these. Thoroughness, attention and accountability are attributes in a good agency. A good Property Manager may cost 1% more (often less than $5) but it’s worth every cent when a bad agent may cost you thousands in poor management.
Qualified Tenants Waiting
With a dedicated Leasing Manager carrying out inspections Open and Private 5 days per week, we often have tenants in our database waiting for us to find them a home. Our 24 hour personal phone line guarantees no client is missed. Distinctly the largest Real Estate Agency in Altona, in the most prominent corner location, our office and brand continually attracts many tenants.
Our stern research and meticulous reference checks are carried out on every application we receive. We filter the good and the bad with a fine tooth comb because we know the importance in choosing the right tenant. A good judge of character goes in hand with experience so you can rest assure that we wouldn’t recommend a tenant to your home, if we wouldn’t move them into ours.
Inspecting Your Investment
Routine inspections are an extremely important part of managing a rental property and at Mancini we invite our landlords to every routine inspection to give you the opportunity to inspect your investment. This is the only way you can adequately assess the condition of the property and address any concerns, as well as being aware of future maintenance that may be required.
Knowledge is power and with this in mind, our Property Managers regularly attend training as well as keep up to date with any changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. By doing this, we’re able to strengthen our skills to become more efficient and productive. A Property Manager who is familiar with Legislation can generally save you time and money mediating issues before it escalates to VCAT.
Having been acknowledged in numerous categories across several award ceremonies within the industry, we are grateful and humbled to receive such nominations, accolades and awards. In Property Management we have won Property Manager of the Year in 2013 and 2016 as well as Administration Controller in 2015.
Long Term Property Managers
Rule of thumb for a landlord is that stability in a property manager is a good indicator of the quality of that business. Most of us have been with Mancini for many years so we can offer continuity of care. There will always be someone in our team who knows your property and its history, giving you peace of mind.
Close Working Relationships
By assigning you a dedicated Property Manager we aim to keep a close working relationship with our landlord. This enables us to build your trust and confidence to make you comfortable that your investment is responsibly managed. Having one point of contact makes it also convenient and beneficial to our landlords.
A Successful Application
Looking for a new home can be stressful and time consuming. Whilst you are rushing between numerous open for inspections and trying to impress property managers it is easy to forget things. Having all your documentation ready with identification already copied when applying for a rental will not only avoid delays but give you a fighting chance at securing that new address.
Your New Home
We understand that securing a rental property can be a very exciting time and things can easily be overlooked. To avoid delays in collecting the keys to your new home, please ensure that when you come to sign your lease that you have your bond and first month’s rent readily available, otherwise you could stumble across some setbacks.
The Cleaner The Better
When vacating a property it is imperative that you employ a professional steam/dry cleaner to carry out your carpet cleaning. This will minimise any issues or disputes when it comes to receiving a full bond refund. Always leave a property how you would expect to find one when moving in.
AT the commencement of your tenancy, it is very important to remember to return your completed condition report within 3 business days of receiving your keys. You do not want to be held accountable for damage to a property that wasn't caused by you.
Need Some Help?
To avoid any miscommunication or confusion, it is always best to put maintenance requests or any urgent communication in writing or via email, that way there is a record of the date it was sent and received. We have even included a maintenance request form on this site that will be sent straight to our team.
In some cases, utility providers will still charge you even when you are no longer living at the property. It is your responsibility as the vacating tenants to inform your service providers that you are moving house, organise your final meter readings and disconnections.
Make An Appointment
If you would like to meet with your property manager it is best to make an appointment to ensure they are available to meet with you. To do this please contact the office to book in a time that is suitable to both parties.
Here at Mancini we understand that sometimes unexpected things happen and that issues can arise which may mean you are late with your rental payment. Where you can anticipate your rent being late, simply notify your property manager in advance. It is always better to be proactive and notify your property manager in advance.
When the time for your routine inspection comes around, take some time to present your home in it's best light. Dust out the cobwebs from the corners and check behind the couch so you can impress your property manager and get a big tick on your report card. This is also very important as your landlord may be in attendance with your property manager and they want to see that their investment is being well looked after.
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