Reader question:

Are real estate agents able to get me in touch with previous tenants so I can hear first-hand experience about the house I’m going to rent?” – Damien (QLD)

Contacting Previous Tenants

Getting in touch with the previous tenants is something that is commonly requested by tenants seeking a review on a potential rental property. So, we asked director/licensee at Homes4U, Mareea Wilkinson for her advice on this question:

Mareea said the answer to this question is a definite ‘no’, simply because of the Privacy Act.

“We could, however, pass on your details to a past tenant (with your approval) and they could ring you if they were so inclined,” she said.

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mareea wilkinson
Mareea Wilkinson
Director & Licensee at | mareea@homes4u.net.au | + posts

With a 12 year background as a legal secretary and the last 15 years covering all facets within the real estate industry, there is simply no one better to manage your investment property.

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