Landlord FAQs

How do you arrive at my property's weekly rental value?​
To achieve the maximum rental in the shortest possible time we consider demand, current availability of competing property and factors such as location and features.

What if I'd like a higher figure?
We’re happy to try for that figure as long as you’re comfortable that your vacancy may be extended as a result.

How frequently is the rental return reviewed?​
We conduct rent reviews at the beginning of each new tenancy, at routine inspections, or if market conditions shift rapidly - whichever occurs first. No changes to rent are made without consultation.

How are applications for tenancy made?
Prospective tenants are asked to complete an application form and authorise First National Burnie to check the information provided.

What checks does First National Real Estate Burnie undertake?​
First National Real Estate Burnie uses a combination of approaches to check a tenant’s leasing and payments history. These include a 100 point check, contacting previous landlords or managing agencies, confirming employment, and checking a National Tenancy Database where tenants with troubled histories are recorded.

If an application is rejected, what reason is given?
Our protocol is not to provide a reason. There is no legal obligation to do so.

Who chooses the tenant?
We’ll make a recommendation but the final choice is yours.

Is the tenant guaranteed?
Our processes assure every effort is made to screen for the best applicants and minimise risk. However, as rental payments and conduct are entirely at the discretion of individuals, we recommend landlords consider Landlord Insurance.

How will I receive payments?
Payments are made bi-monthly and monthly by electronic funds transfer directly to your nominated account/s.

What happens when a tenant stops paying rent?
When a tenant falls behind in their rental payments they are issued with a notice to vacate advising them that they are behind and requesting that they rectify the problem. If this is not done within the stipulated time period then a termination notice is issued requiring that they vacate the premises.

Will you conduct regular routine inspections?
Our professional Property Management staff will conduct a routine inspection of your property 3 times per year to ensure your property is well supervised.

How does First National's Pet Friendly Rental Search work?
If you are prepared to consider applications from tenants who have pets with good references, we’ll mark your property as ‘Pet Friendly’ in our vacant rental property search results. This expands the number of potential tenants for your property. If an appropriate application is received, additional stringent conditions will be added to your lease agreement to ensure the tenant accepts additional responsibilities related to management of their pet and your property’s condition.