What are tenancy databases and why should you use them as a landlord?
According to realestate.com.au, if you’re a landlord about to rent out a property, it’s worth knowing which tools are at your disposal when it comes to finding the best tenant.
Tenancy databases contain information about the renting history of certain tenants.
As a landlord or estate agent, you can pay a membership fee to access a database to search for and screen prospective tenants, and to list problem tenants. However, it’s important that you understand your responsibilities when using tenancy databases.
You can only list a tenant if they were named on the tenancy agreement, the agreement has ended, the tenant breached the agreement and because of the breach, either:
Tenants can only be listed for the following breaches of the tenancy agreement:
Before listing a tenant on a database, you must notify them in writing and provide them with 14 days to object.