The ship may have sailed if you’ve already moved in – but before you find your next rental, it’s important to know what you’re in for.

Feeling safe and secure in your new home is essential. This is why we asked Property Manager / Strata Manager at Force Real Estate, Jemma Murphy, for her advice:

“The minimal security standard does not state that the owner must install a security system. However, if the tenant does feel it is a necessity, it can be requested,” Jemma said.

“If the owner refuses to pay for one, this cannot be enforced.”

Jemma said as a tenant, you can always ask if the owner will go 50/50 in the costs, but this still cannot be enforced. In this instance, you can ask if you can install one at your own expense.

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Jemma Murphy
Jemma Murphy
Property Manager / Strata Manager at Force Real Estate | [email protected]

Jemma Murphy is a Property Manager and Strata Manager at Force Real Estate in Duncraig, Western Australia. Jessica started her real estate career in 2013 and has worked her way up through the industry as a sales administrator and property management assistant. In 2015, Jemma completed her Property Management Certificate and took on a portfolio. She started her role with Force Real Estate in 2018 as a fully qualified Property Management and was then asked to maintain the Strata Management portfolio. Before her time at Force, Jemma worked as a Property Manager for Harcourts Integrity in Maylands.

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