Services

Leasing and Property Management

We understand that each property is different. Which is why we customise our property management services to suit each client’s needs.

We manage all aspects of renting property, including sourcing the best possible tenants and negotiating a premium rent on your behalf.

For the duration of the tenancy, we are proactive in dealing with any issues which may arise, ensuring both the tenants and your investment property and well looked after.

Leasing and managing a property involves a significant amount of upfront and ongoing work. We can manage all of these responsibilities on your behalf.

  • Free market rental appraisal
  • Professional advertising on major websites
  • Arrange professional photos (if requested)
  • Conduct scheduled open for inspections
  • Private and relocation agent viewings
  • Processing tenancy applications
  • Quality tenant selection
  • Fully comprehensive condition report
  • Lease negotiations and preparation
  • Rent and bond collection
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Detailed, regular routine inspection reports
  • Annual smoke alarm testing
  • Rental reviews
  • Lease renewals
  • Vacating inspections and bond claims
  • Dispute resolution management
  • Administration and payment of contractors and utilities
  • Knowledge of Residential Tenancies Act
  • Monthly statements
  • End of financial year statements

 

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Property Letting Only Services

Letting out your investment property can be a stressful & time-consuming process. It is magnified even more by Melbourne’s demanding and competitive rental market. Do you want to handle the ongoing management of your property, but need some assistance to get started?

At Living Melbourne, we can find you quality tenants, achieve a premium price and manage the paperwork for you to oversee the ongoing management of your property.

Our letting only services include:

  • Free market rental appraisal
  • Professional advertising on major websites
  • Arrange professional photos (if requested)
  • Arrange and conduct open for inspections and private inspections
  • Provide you with regular feedback throughout the leasing process
  • Obtain completed application forms with adequate references and photo identification
  • Complete detailed reference checks on applicants
  • Fully comprehensive condition report with accompanying digital photographs
  • Inform relevant utility services and the local authority of the change in occupancy
  • Prepare and maintain a signed legal Tenancy Agreement provided by the REIV
  • Collection of first months rent which will be transferred to your nominated bank account
  • Collection of bond payment and lodgement forms completed for the RTBA (Residential Tenancy Bond Authority)

 

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Furnished Leasing & Management​

While many agents avoid furnished lets, we welcome them with open arms! Furnished leasing doesn’t just provide convenience for renters to move in with only their suitcases. It also makes your investment property a more attractive option in a competitive Melbourne marketplace.

At Living Melbourne, we can provide sound advice on your furnished let options. Our extensive experience in dealing with high-end corporate lets has given us extensive knowledge of all aspects of leasing & managing furnished property successfully.

While furnished apartments are often related to short lets, many corporate clients are also seeking long-term furnished rentals. We have built strong relationships with relocation agents who seek a diverse range of furnished properties for their clients.

But, you should also know that having a fully furnished property does not guarantee you will achieve a higher rent. There are many contributing factors which contribute to attaining increased rent. These include the property location, time of the year and also the standard in which the property has been furnished.

Are you considering leasing your property as furnished or would like some sound advice on your furnished leasing options?

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Call Living Melbourne today on (03) 9113 7911 for more information.

Around 7 seconds is all you have to catch the attention of your online prospective tenant. We make sure your property delivers a superior first impression! 

At no additional cost, we will arrange professional photography, ‘for lease’ board and list your property on the leading real estate advertising websites;

Market Your Property

Lease Your Property​

You will communicate exclusively with one property manager who will provide their expertise and advice throughout the entire leasing process.

We are available to conduct both scheduled open for inspections and private appointments Monday-Saturday until your property is successfully leased. We are so confident that we can get the best results for your property, that if after 30 days, it is still not leased – your first month of management fees is 100% free!

We conduct thorough tenancy screening on all potential applicants ensuring we select the best possible tenant for your property.

To maximise your return on investment we will strategically negotiate the best possible lease terms for you and your property. 

Our REIV lease documentation will be signed by all parties and full bond lodged with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority.

A full, comprehensive condition report is completed and signed by the tenants upon commencement of their lease.

We will help you successfully manage your investment property while saving you time and money.

We will take over the entire administration role including payments and notices for all outgoings relating to your property.

We will conduct extensive regular inspections providing you with detailed reports and we will ensure there are no un-justified costs on your property.

We will handle all maintenance on the property from arranging quotes to assisting with the management of small property renovations. 

We are experts in our field and know how to deal with dispute resolution and tenancy mediation. In the event of a dispute our service includes representing you at VCAT.

Manage Your Property​

Call Living Melbourne today on (03) 9113 7911 for more information.

What Our Landlords Think

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Driven

If you are looking for a property manager and, like we were, feeling pretty unimpressed with a bunch of real estate agents who treat rentals as a sideline to their “more important business”, then PLEASE try Nikita of Living Melbourne Property. Nikita is energetic, enthusiastic and very professional. She basically took away the stress we were facing of moving interstate by taking over sourcing and coordinating tradespeople to prepare our property for rent, maintaining that this is part of the role of Property Manager (a service unheard of in our former experiences with larger, well-known agencies). Nikita worked evenings and weekends to get our property rent-ready and advertised within a week of us moving out! Her fees were the cheapest we were quoted and she secured great tenants for us within a week at $50 more a week than other agencies were prepared to advertise. We can not recommend Nikita and Living Melbourne Property highly enough. She is exactly what this industry needs as a “shake up” and is a breath of fresh air in property management.

Charmaine

Have absolutely loved our experience with Living Melbourne Property! We have found the perfect home for us and have continuously been looked after, thank you!

Kate

Nikita has been proactive in managing our properties, keeping us informed as necessary and ensuring that all leasing and maintenance transactions are smooth.

Melanie

Couldn't be happier with Living Melbourne Property Management! I live interstate and wanted someone to take on my property so I didn't have to think about it and that's exactly what Nikita has done. Nikita has been managing my property for a couple of years and I have never had an issue. I feel very comfortable knowing that all my rates, insurance's ect are taken care of and if there is an issue it will be taken care of. Highly recommend this very professional company! Keep up the good work.

Sean

Nikita at Living Melbourne has been a wonderful Property Manager. I have been renting from Nikita for over a year and can honestly say she is the most caring Real Estate Agent I have had the pleasure of dealing with. Nothing is too hard for Nikita and she will go above and beyond to ensure her clients are happy. I would have no hesitation recommending Nikita to any friends or family looking to rent or to manage their investment properties. Thanks Nikita, I appreciate it!

Damian

I cannot recommend Living Melbourne enough. If you're looking for an agent that does what they're actually paid to (and more), then look no further. From the moment we contacted Nikita, she far exceeded our expectations and we've never looked back. I trust Nikita's advice implicitly and look forward to working together for many years to come. For those who want a little more detail, following are some of the many ways Nikita has delivered in the last year. - Provided quality and informed advice on leasing our properties. No cookie cutter responses, everything was clearly researched.
- Leased our vacant property at rate higher than our expectations and what other agents told us was possible. In a market taking 40 days to lease, Nikita delivered a quality tenant after 1 inspection. This wasn't luck - she targeted tenants and produced a result.
- Managed all the admin including notifying vendors to send future bills to Living Melbourne. (Such as rates, water etc). Other agents have made me do this in the past.
- Has managed a number of big and small maintenance issues in a highly effective manner, making sure we invest where we need it and hold back where we don't
- Managed tenants who weren't adequately caring for the apartment, calling out issues well ahead of the tenants departure
- Provided advice on strategies to maximise rent in the future
And the list goes on.

Melanie

Nikita has helped us get our property ready and rented in no time. She organised a really good photographer to take brilliant photos and also connect us to tradies that got stuff done quickly and properly. She has been responsive to our communications, patient with us, and also a good sounding board for when we want to get advice. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants quality service with minimal upkeep on your end.

Jim

The team at Living Melbourne Property have been prompt and reliable to deal with any issues that I've had. They are fast to respond to questions and have excellent communication skills. I have had such a positive experience with Living Melbourne any would highly recommend them!!

Andrea

Nikita was recommended to me by a friend and I have had no regrets entrusting her with managing my property. She worked promptly and efficiently to ensure the property was advertised (with complimentary professional photos taken) and successfully leased in under a month. She keeps in regular contact with dealings with tenants and I have had peace of mind knowing she is great at what she does. Thanks Nikita!

Div

I initially met Nikita at an open home and I was immediately struck by her warmth, authenticity and professionalism. She was thoughtful enough to keep in touch since then and we now have her as our property manager for our apartment in Melbourne. My husband and I feel very grateful to have her. Nikita orchestrated very suitable tenants very quickly, was always welcoming with any questions we had (it was our first time with this process and she was incredibly generous with her time and energy), and took care of everything so we had peace of mind. I highly recommend her services. Thank you so much for everything Nikita!

Cecilia

Our experience with Nikita at Living Melbourne Property has been great. She is professional and competent, and every part of leasing our property has been smooth and very well-managed. We would definitely recommend her!

Bojana

Our investment property was self managed for 10 years and over that time the 4 owners became quite busy and the management of the house was getting too much. We wanted to hand the house over to an agent for future management and after extensive research we decided we wanted the personal involvement of a single agent not a large firm. Nikita was everything we were looking for. She was approachable, honest and experienced. With a break in tenants we decided it was a good time for some repairs, a refresh and some basic renovations. Discussing the options with all the owners, coordinating tradesman for the various works, keeping everyone updated and works completed in a cost effective and timely manner was a complicated logistical project that Nikita managed incredibly well. She was patient, worked incredibly hard on a project that ultimately was beyond what was expected. She delivered us a partially renovated house suitable for the rental market which was leased at a competitive price immediately. We are all relieved to not have the responsibility of managing the house ourselves and know it is in excellent hands. Definitely recommend!

Seija