screens on doors

Do property owners have to provide screens on doors? Do they have to fix windows if they don’t open properly or have to be held up by sticks?”

We asked the Director/Licensee and Head of Property Management at Homes4U, Mareea Wilkinson, for her opinion on this question:

Mareea said an owner does not have to provide screens on doors.

“Would it be in their best interest to provide screens? I would suggest yes,” she said.

“With the Queensland climate that we live in, keeping a property free from flies and mozzies, especially with families, would only attract more tenancy prospects.”

Mareea said windows must be made usable.

“If sticks hold them up, this would not be appropriate as it would come under a safety issue,” she said.

“Any owner must ensure the property is in good ‘working order’ and condition before it is handed to any ingoing tenant.

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Mareea Wilkinson
Mareea Wilkinson
Director/Licensee and Head of Property Management at Homes4U | [email protected]

Mareea Wilkinson is the Director/Licensee and Head of Property Management at Homes4U in Clontarf, Queensland. Mareea has worked in real estate since 1998 and was previously a real estate buyer's agent in Redcliffe and a legal litigation secretary for a firm in Brisbane City. Homes4U is an independently owned real estate agency based on the Redcliffe Peninsula.