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“I get scared at inspection time – is it a test to see how tidy my house is? I’m worried I’ll be put out on the street – Tenant, NSW

We asked Professionals Lithgow Licensee, Tina Case for her advice.

“Inspections are carried out so that we [the agents] can show the landlord that the property is being cared for and that there are no repairs needing to be done,” Tina said.

“Often, we also advise the owner of work that they might like to budget for in the future as well – such as repainting or re-carpeting.”

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“I understand that it can feel invasive to have someone come through your home. We are not there to tell you how to live, nor are we there to judge your housekeeping.”

“In saying that, there are specific requirements in the lease, stating how you are meant to look after the property (clause 16 and 47).”

Tina said it was important to remember that the real estate agent does not need to come through your rental very often.

“We recommend that you ensure the property is nice and tidy for your inspections, which will make both the owner happy with you and the real estate happy to rent to you again in the future,” she said.

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Winner - Professionals International Property Manager of the Year 2015, Property Manager of the Year - Regional 2015 - Real Estate Business Awards.