Utility Connections made easy 
Did you know that the average time it takes to disconnect a home’s utilities and reconnect them at your new address is almost six hours? Who has that sort of spare time when they’re in the middle of moving? Read More

How to combat Mould 
Mould spores are always present in the air around us which is why it is so important to keep your home properly ventilated. Read More

Renting with Pets – Easier than you think? 
Renting with pets is much easier than you think at First National Mt Gravatt. We flag all our vacancies as ‘Pet Friendly’ if the landlord has indicated a willingness to consider applications from tenants with pets. Read More

Renters Beware! 
If a rental asking price seems to good to be true, it almost certainly is! Scammers have been targeting unsuspecting tenants by offering properties in top locations, via websites like Gumtree and Flatmates.com, at vastly reduced prices. Read More

Vacating (getting bond back)– cleaning tips 
When you vacate your rental property, give it a very careful clean before handing the keys back to your First National Mt Gravatt property manager. Your property manager must carefully inspect the property and advise the landlord of any deterioration in its condition. You could be expected to pay for professional cleaners if things aren’t up to standard.

Maintenance – keeping it up 
When you’re renting a property, don’t let maintenance issues build up around you.
Always inform your landlord or property manager of any problems that require the attention of a licensed tradesman so repairs can be expedited. Read More

Before deciding to rent a property there are a few rules and regulations that you need to take into consideration.

A Residential Tenancy Agreement or ‘lease’ will be drawn up and is the legal contract that both you and your landlord must abide by. A lease should include information such as:

  • Location of the property
  • Total rent
  • Amount of the bond
  • Commencement and end date of your tenancy
  • The landlords’ name

Lease/tenancy agreements differ between states, so please make sure you have the documentation from your appropriate state.

Never sign a blank form if you do not understand something.  Contact the correct establishments and ask for advice.