Just like any good relationship, having a happy tenant and staying a happy landlord is all about communication. Whether it’s necessary repairs or knowing the terms of the tenancy agreement, making sure that you are both on the same page is an integral part of maintaining your investment real estate in Carnegie.
However, things can get a little difficult when legislation falls behind technology. Nothing better illustrates this than the current situation where a notice of entry must and can only be delivered by physical mail in order for it to be valid. Emails, texts, or any other sort of common electronic communication has become a grey area where rules can become unclear.
In addition to the inconvenience of relying on snail mail, electronic communication would likely be considered a far less risky and more efficient way of delivering a notice.
“Mail can be delayed, which puts tenants at risk,” said Real Estate Institute of Victoria CEO Enzo Raimondo.
“With a posted letter, it is far more difficult to know whether it has reached its intended destination.”
That is all about to change, thankfully!
The legislation surrounding notices of entry is set to be clarified in the coming months as lawmakers revisit this archaic law and adjust it to better suit the modern world.
“The clarification is a positive one for all parties, including tenants. An email allows for a ‘read receipt’ to ensure that the notification is received,” said Mr Raimondo.
“The update is long overdue and the Victorian Government’s move to clarify the legislation is definitely welcomed by industry.”
Communication is only one facet of good landlording, but this new update will make life that much easier for people looking to make an investment in Victorian property. Of course, you could make life that much easier on yourself by utilising the property management services offered by the team at Ray White Carnegie.