Below are some of the most frequently used special conditions – feel free to use them if you wish! The purpose of many special conditions is to explain the owner`s expectations about how the property is maintained, so do not assume that the owner is „up to nothing good“ simply because there are many special conditions in the contract. The risk for owners to include many special conditions is that the contract becomes overwhelming and that the really important features of the contract can be lost. A tenancy agreement is a contract between a landlord and a tenant. It describes everything a landlord and tenant have agreed on the rental agreement…. 1. Keep the carpet clean at the end of the lease: clauses requiring professional carpet cleaning are not legally binding. However, tenants must leave the premises in a reasonable and clean correct standard. The longer the lease, the more likely it is that the carpet will need to be cleaned. 2. No pets, only a cat, etc.: generally considered a special acceptable condition. In the event of an infringement, the lessor may, at the end of the lease, claim costs for damages considered to be greater than the expected „wear and tear“.
3. Maximum number of tenants: Not the number of tenants, but the number of people/residents who may reside in the dwelling. 4. Renters to ventilate the house and use non-portable gas heaters: This is intended to remind tenants that landlords and tenants have a role to play in preventing moisture and moisture damage. 5. Tenant to pay the call fee for craftsmen: the landlord would pay the call fee for general repairs and maintenance, and the tenant would pay for the necessary repairs because of the intentional or reckless behaviour of the tenant or his guests. The tenant is conscious and agrees to repair any damage the pet does to the property. If there is evidence of damage to animals during the lease, the tenant must claim any damages at the landlord`s request.
If a receipt is reasonable for professional work, it must be provided by the tenant. All conditions inconsistent with the law will have no effect. A landlord cannot impose what is outside the law and tenants cannot sign any of their rights. In March 2018, the RTA successfully followed a property management authority before Townsville Court. The court fined the Authority for violating the Leases Act 2008, including illegal conditions in rental contracts requiring tenants to have carpets and curtains professionally cleaned at the end of a lease. A fine of $6,000 was imposed with an additional $2,500 for illegally entering a tenant`s home. All conditions added to a lease must comply with the law. Find out what conditions you can add and don`t add them.