“My tenant’s lease renewal is coming up in two months. Who decides whether a lease should be renewed? Me (as the owner) or the property manager?”

Licensee at K&C Real Estate, Kyla Dawson offered advice to any landlords who are unsure of this step in a tenancy:

“You as the owner have the right to decline or accept the lease renewal,” Kyla said.

“Your property manager will be able to give you expert advice before offering the current tenants a lease renewal.”

So who decides?

  • If a property manager manages your property, they will generally contact you via email before the lease is due.
  • Your property manager will seek your instructions if you wish to renew or not renew the lease.
  • Once the property manager has your approval, they will approach the tenant to renew the lease.

If I don’t wish to renew the lease, must I give a reason?

  • For whatever reason, if you choose not to renew your tenant’s lease, you are not obligated to give your tenant a reason for your decision.

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Kyla Gale
Kyla Gale

Kyla Gale is the Founder and Licensee at K&C Real Estate in Capalaba, Queensland. An experienced agent with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry, Kyla is skilled in sales, residential homes, property management, real estate and investment properties. Along with her real estate licence, Kyla also has qualifications in psychology, which have helped her deliver passion and enthusiasm into sales and acquisitions.

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