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“I am having trouble paying the rent. What can I do?” – Tenant, NSW

Feature agent: Madeleine Smith, New Client Relations Manager at Raine & Horne Terrigal – Avoca Beach.

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We asked Raine & Horne Terrigal – Avoca Beach New Client Relations Manager, Madeleine Smith for her insight into your question:

Madeleine said if you are having trouble meeting your rental payments, the first thing you should do is speak to your Landlord or Property Manager.

“Depending on your situation, whether it be a temporary or permanent trouble for you, you may be able to arrange a payment plan, or negotiate break lease terms to find cheaper accommodation,” she said.

“The most important thing is that you communicate and do what you say you will, as everyone has financial troubles from time to time.”

“It is how you handle it that will stick on your record.”

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Madeleine Smith
Madeleine Smith
Former Business Development Manager at LJ Hooker Gosford | [email protected]

Madeleine Smith was the Business Development Manager for LJ Hooker Gosford, Lisarow, and East Gosford on the Central Coast of New South Wales between 2015 and 2018. She won the LJ Hooker Top Business Development Property Investment Manager NSW/ACT 2017-18 and 2016-2017 awards. During her time at LJ Hooker Gosford, Madeleine also worked as the Senior Property Manager, maintaining a portfolio of 300+ properties, and as a Property Manager.