What landlords need to know:
It is the landlord’s responsibility to make sure a rental property is maintained and kept in good working order.
To be prepared for storm season, landlords should:
- Trim trees
- Unblock drains
- Clear gutters and downpipes
- Fix any broken windows and replace missing louvers
- On acreage properties ensure clear access to the property, remove fallen trees etc.
What Tenants need to know;
Prepare your home: Check all windows or loose furniture, tape windows if necessary and if possible, check guttering for any build up.
Pets: Don’t forget to check your pets are inside safe with water and food.
Backup accommodation: If your home is prone to flooding prepare to evacuate.
Emergency Kit: Water, batteries, non-perishable food.
Watch warnings: Keep an eye out on the warning updates on both social media and radio for helpful information in being prepared for and informed during a natural disaster event.
Contact: In case of emergency please contact your local SES
For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000)
Keep calm: As a community, we have been through this many times before.
Safety: Stay safe and look out for your neighbours and at-risk members of the community.
Tenant Procedures for Damages:
Take photos of any damages sighted and contact your property manager immediatly
Tenant’s home and contents insurance – contact your insurance provider if your belongings have been damaged. (landlords insurance does not cover tenants personal items)
Mould – Take photos, contact your property manager
Wet carpet – take photos and remove all items on or around the affected area
Leaking roof – Stay clear of the room until an assessment by a qualified tradesman has been completed. Turn off any light fittings in the affected area
Leaking gutters – lodge a maintenance request to have cleared