FOR THOSE SEEKING TO RENT A PROPERTY (TENANT)
FIRST REGISTER WITH SEASIDE REALTY INC.
Our experienced staff need as much information as possible about the type of property you are looking for and are experts in helping you find your ideal property.
We then compile a selection of all properties that match your criteria. Often viewings can be arranged immediately. We are happy to also conduct these after hours and on weekends, once the owner is in agreement.
THE TENANCY AGREEMENT
Once you have decided on a property, we will inform the landlord. Should both parties wish to proceed we will draw up the relevant paperwork, forming an agreement to be signed by both parties.
AND INVENTORY IS NECESSARY
An inventory of the contents and condition of the property is usually produced prior to commencement of the tenancy. This will be supplied to both landlord and tenant.
RENT AND DEPOSIT
Standard procedure is that the first month, last month and a security deposit (usually one months rent) is required prior to the commencement of the tenancy. The security deposit will be reimbursed to you at the end of the tenancy, subject to the details of your agreement and the findings of the inventory check-out report.
FOR LANDLORDS SEEKING TO RENT OUT THEIR PROPERTY
You will want to know the rental value of your property. We are happy to give you an estimate once we have visited your property. Another good indication of the rental value is by checking similar property to your own on the rental pages of our website.
The great news is that you only pay commission when we successfully let your property.
TO RENT FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED
You may let your property furnished or unfurnished. Once we have seen your property we can advise you what would be best to do.
CONDUCTING A VIEWING
A Seaside Realty representative will always be present. Should we have a key to the property we will first seek your permission to enter with a client on a specific day and time. Some owners prefer to be present and we welcome this.
A lease is a binding contract between you the landlord and the tenant. Leases vary depending on your requirements and the tenant's requirements. Our agents come with plenty of experience in drafting tailor made leases and take care of getting them signed by the tenant before the rental period commences.
Most landlords require a first months rent, last months rent and a security deposit (usually one months rent). This should be in your possession before the keys are handed over to the tenant
All landlords are advised to prepare a full inventory which needs to be checked by the tenant, signed and returned to the landlord. Any items missing or damaged can be deducted out of the security deposit at the end of the contract.
OBLIGATIONS OF THE LANDLORD
These will be listed in the lease agreement
COSTS INCURRED BY THE LANDLORD
Our commission charges are as follows -
Should a rental be for one year or more, we charge one months rent plus 17.5% V.A.T.
Should a rental be for more than three months but less than one year, we charge 10% plus 17.5% V.A.T. per month.
Should a rental be for less than three months, we charge 20% plus 17.5% V.A.T on the total rental sum.