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If you’re new to renting, you can be assured that renting through Cunnighams will be a thorough – yet easy and comfortable experience. We represent a diverse range of properties, mainly concentrated around Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights, Fairlight and Manly.
Prior to beginning your search, you can register your interest on our website to ‘find out first’ about new and upcoming properties as they come on the market.
We have a dedicated Leasing Manager to manage our new rental properties and assist with the application process. Any open for inspection times are displayed on our website also.
When you are ready to submit an application, you can do this by downloading our tenant application form (see useful forms section). To support your application we will need to process a 100 point ID check. You will therefore need to provide a current drivers license or passport, recent utility bills, medicare cards etc.
You will also be asked to provide reference checks and evidence of your employment stability as you will need to demonstrate that you can pay your rent on time and maintain your property to a high standard. If all these criteria are met, there’s a fairly high chance your application will be successful.
Once your application is processed, you will have a dedicated Asset Manager who looks after your particular property. They are there to assist with your enquiries at any time.
When you become a tenant of one of our managed properties, we prefer that rent is paid through DEFT. We do also accept bank cheques. The DEFT payment system allows you to make payment by credit card or from your bank, building society or credit union via the phone or internet. You will be issued with your own registration number and further information when you sign your lease.
When you first move in, you will be issued with a copy of the condition report for the rental premises. Please make sure you read this thoroughly and discuss any queries you may have with your Asset Manager. Any refund of bond monies is dependant on the accuracy of the condition report, so your input is valuable.
It is also your responsibility to connect any utilities to the property. These telephone numbers are listed under the useful contacts tab for your reference.
We conduct an initial inspection 3 months after you first move in, then periodically every six months. Of course, you are kept fully informed at all times as to your obligations.
If you require repairs or emergency contact numbers, please refer to the useful contacts sections as to what constitutes an 'emergency'. Our Asset Managers are there to assist you.
And in the event that your lease is expiring, or you wish to vacate (again you can access the required form in the useful forms section) our asset managers are there to provide advice as to what you need to do.
There is a also a link directly to the Office of Fair Trading website for information you may like to access.
Please do familiarise yourself with this page and if there is any further information that you need, please don't hesitate to ask.
Under the Residential Tenancy Agreement, there are certain reparis that are deemed 'urgent'. These are deemed as repairs to essential services under the Act and are defined as following:
- burst water service
- blocked or broken lavatory
- serious roof leak
- a gas leak
- a dangerous electrical fault
- flooding or serious flood damage
- serious storm or fire damage
- failure or breakdown of gas, electricity or water supply to the premises
- failure or breakdown of any essential service on the premises for hot water, cooking, heating or laundering
- any fault or damage that causes the premises to be unsafe or not secure
- any other damage listed in the regulation.
Your Asset Manager can advise you as to what constitutes an urgent repair, if you are in any doubt.
If anything was to occur after hours, we do have a number of preferred tradespeople for you to contact as specficied in your rental agreement. You should familiarise yourself with this agreement and have these contact numbers handy if required.
For your information, the following utilities contact numbers are as follows:
- Energy Australia - 13 15 35
- AGL - 131 707
- Telstra - 13 22 00
- Optus - 13 39 37
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