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What Makes a Great Landlord?

By Ben Faulks

There are a number of things to look out for in a good landlord, especially if you're searching for houses for rent in Belconnen.

Communication

You'll want to find a landlord who is easy to get in contact with, but isn't constantly coming to the property and invading your personal space. It could be worth investigating their previous tenants in order to get a good idea of this from the start. 

Well-prepared

When you show up to meet them, you can tell if a landlord is prepared by the documents they bring and their knowledge about their property and local area. Be sure to ask a lot of questions about the home, as well as any queries you may have about the neighbourhood.

Honesty

While it may not be the most common question, asking them about the previous tenants and the reasons for them leaving could help you to gauge their character, as well as provide you with an idea of their personal behavioural expectations of you.

Trust

Overall, you'll want to be able to rely on your landlord. Taking the time to look into the options open to you, and asking a lot of questions will help you to find the best match for you and your family – which will hopefully lead to a great, long-lasting tenancy.

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