Can't find the answer to your question? Below you will find a list of JKL Real Estate's most frequently asked questions. If you still find your question hasn't been answered, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will be more than happy to assist.

Can I break my lease?

When you sign a residential tenancy agreement, you are entering into a legally binding contract, this means you our obligated to fulfill the entire term of the lease.

However, we do understand that sometimes unforeseen circumstances occur that are beyond our control. In special circumstances only, JKL will consider a break lease arrangement. This will need to be discussed in detail before approval can be considered.

If a break lease arrangement is entered into, there may be fees and charges payable by you as the tenant to limit the loss and impact to the owner of the property for breaking the signed agreement. Please contact JKL if  you believe you have a reason to break your lease agreement.

Can I have a Pet in my rental property?

Unless you have received written approval when signing your Residential Tenancy Agreement, pets of any kind are NOT permitted.

Even if only as a temporary arrangement i.e. looking after a pet for someone overnight.

If you wish to keep a pet (or have a pet stay on a temporary arrangement) you must apply in writing before the pet can be kept at the property.

How do I find JKL Real Estate to visit your office?

JKL Real Estate is located in a prominent location in the Forster CBD. Visit our Contact Us page for our address information. Click Here.

How do I pay rent?

JKL Real Estate offer a range of payment methods, to meet different tenants' needs.

The preferred method for rent payments is Via EFT into the JKL Real Estate trust account.

Alternatively, we may accept EFTPOS, cash, cheque or money order over the counter.

How long does a lease last for?

Generally, residential tenancy lease periods are either for 6 or 12 months. This may be altered or varied under certain circumstances to suit the needs of either tenants or landlords. If you have questions regarding lease periods, it is best to discuss this with an experienced property manager. Contact us today.

How much will the tenant bond be?

The bond for a residential rental property is equivalent to four weeks rent.

For Example: If you sign a tenancy agreement for a rental property that is $400.00 per week, the bond for this property will be $1,600.00.

The only exception to this is if a property is furnished, in which case the bond is equivalent to six weeks rent.

How often are routine inspections conducted?

At JKL we do an inspection 3 months after a new tenant commences and then typically every 4 to 6 months after that. However, a routine inspection can be done up to 4 times a year if required, including two landlord inspections.

We will give our tenants at least 7 days written notice of an inspection and if a tenant is not able to be present, JKL will access the property using our set of keys.

Routine inspections are conducted to assess that a tenant is caring for the property, that it is kept clean and tidy inside & out and also to assess if any maintenance is required.

What if I miss a rent payment?

As a tenant, you cannot miss any rent payments under any circumstances. By signing a lease, you have entered into a legally binding agreement. Always ensure you budget for your rent payments to come first, you need a roof over your head.

Late or missed rent payments may result in a termination of your tenancy or may have a permanent impact on your rental reference for the future. If you are not able to make a rent payment at any time throughout your tenancy, you MUST contact JKL to discuss.

What is Rental Bonds Online? (RBO)

This is an online service for NSW property agents, self-managing landlords and tenants to lodge, claim and refund residential rental bond money.This has replaced the old system of mailing bond cheques and paperwork off to Fair Trading for each tenancy.

Bonds lodged online using RBO do not need signed paper forms. Instead, both the property agent (or self-managing landlord) and the tenant log on to their individual RBO accounts to conduct rental bond transactions. To replace signatures on forms, RBO uses other security measures, such as account passwords and security codes sent by SMS to your mobile phone. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact a JKL property expert.