Frequently Asked Questions By Tenants

I would like to get a pet - what do I do?

Unless you have received written notice when signing your Residential Tenancy Agreement, pets of any kind are NOT permitted even if it is only a temporary arrangement. If you wish to keep a pet (or have a pet stay on a temporary agreement), you must first seek permission from your property manager who will request permission from the landlord before the pet can be kept at the property. It is the landlord's decision whether to approve the pet. Should you be allowed to keep a pet at the property, you must sign a 'Pet Agreement'. By signing that agreement, you are agreeing to comply with strict rules regarding the keeping of a pet and if any of those rules are found to be breached, severe consequences such as terminations will apply.              

What happens if I get behind in my rent payments?

At Bowmans Real Estate, we understand that changes in circumstances can affect a tenants' ability to pay their rent. If you are experiencing difficulty at any time in paying rent, please notify us as soon as possible so that we may discuss your situation and your options. However, we maintain a zero tolerance policy with regard to rent arrears. Your payments must be kept up-to-date at all times, otherwise your arrears history goes against you when renting again or when you need to obtain a reference. Our arrears management procedure is as follows: We will contact you via SMS, phone or e-mail. This message will state your current paid-to-date and how much rent you owe. A rent reminder letter will also be sent to all tenants who are in arrears and this will be recorded on your file. There will be no exceptions! When the rent is overdue by 14 days, a Notice of Termination will be served. This is an extremely serious matter and may affect your ability to rent in the future. Evicti...

Do you have anymore questions?

Should you have any further questions that you would like answered by one of our professional and certified property managers, please do not hesitate to contact us on (02) 6964 3222. Alternatively, contact the property management mobile on 0419 763 384 or e-mail the property managers at]