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Our premium property management services create a positive and seamless experience, so you can enjoy the many benefits of your investment, without the hassle.
From renter acquisition and screening, to inspections, rental reviews, rent collection, property maintenance and everything in between, we expertly handle all the essential tasks involved in managing your property.
Using effective marketing strategies, along with our ever-growing database of high quality, pre-checked renters, your property will receive the exposure it deserves.
Woodards are meticulous in our approach to property management, sparing no effort to not only protect, but enhance your investment.
Woodards is the key to unlocking your rental investment potential.
With over 18,000 properties under management, our Property Managers have the local knowledge and expertise to ensure your property is in safe hands.
Once our rental assessment is complete, we provide you with our strategy to achieve the best possible return on your investment.
Exclusive to Woodards our CashFlow Guarantee irons out the peaks and troughs associated with late payment on the part of the renter.
We promote your property to the widest audience so that we can find the perfect renter for your investment.
We guarantee that your property will be leased to the most highly qualified renter at the correct market rent in the shortest possible time-frame.
Whilst our competitors wait and hope, we make it easy for prospective renters to inspect your property using our online booking system.
We have 22 offices strategically located in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs dedicated to your needs
A portion of fees from every property leased or sold is donated to our Foundation which directly helps those experiencing homelessness.
Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or invest, our property specialists have the knowledge, experience and passion to guide you through your next real estate transaction.
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If you need to report an urgent maintenance issue or fault, you can contact your property manager by telephone or email. If maintenance is not urgent, please download a Maintenance Request form here and email the completed form to us.
Alternatively, please submit your maintenance request online by clicking on the link below.
Please understand while we try to attend to maintenance items as quickly as we can, unless the matter is an urgent repair, we are only able to proceed once we have received instructions from the landlord.
To a view a property, simply get in touch with a member of our team – whether that’s at your local Woodards office, over the phone or online.
To apply for a rental property you can either apply via the "Apply Online" link in the tools section of each individual property, or you can download an application form here.
As we are committed to connecting the right people with the right property, we require that you inspect the property before applying for rent, to ensure it meets all your requirements.
It usually takes 24 – 48 hours to process your rental application.
A bond (sometimes called a ‘security deposit’) is an amount of money paid by renters at the start of a tenancy. The bond is then transferred and held at the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA) for the duration of the tenancy.
Upon commencement of your tenancy, all renters are required to complete a Bond Lodgement Form in order to comply with the process. This form is to be filled out electronically and will be send directly to you from the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA) once the bond is paid and funds have cleared.
Keys will not be handed over for the rental property until the bond is lodged with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA).
A Residential Tenancy Agreement is a written agreement between the renter and the rental provider (landlord). It is a legal contract under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, which protects the rights of renters and rental providers. The Residential Tenancy Agreement will outline everything the renter must do while they live in the home and everything the rental provider must do. It features information about:
· the home
· the renter(s) who will live in the home
· how long the renter(s) will live in the home
· rent – how much renters must pay and how often you must pay it
· bond – money renters pay before they can move in.
Be sure to read the agreement carefully before signing it. You will also need to keep a copy of the agreement once signed.
You can find more information about the Residential Tenancy Agreement in this booklet, created by Consumer Affairs Victoria.
Renters who want to have a pet in the property must ask their rental provider (landlord) for permission. Rental providers must have a good reason to refuse the renter's request. Rental providers can apply to VCAT for an order to refuse permission.
Under the legislation, rental providers (landlords) can only increase rent once every 12 months, not every 6 months as was previously the case. If rental providers want to increase the rent during a fixed-term rental agreement, the amount or how the increase will be calculated, must be included in the rental agreement. We conduct annual rental reviews to ensure rent is at market level.
We conduct the first inspection at the 3 month mark, and then every 6 months after that.
With more homes on the market, a slight drop in average home values across Melbourne and an interest rate hold for December, the market is changing in the buyers favour.
In 2022 the population grew by record numbers – the largest ever recorded numeric increase in a calendar year according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
National home prices moved higher in September, with the spring selling season blooming. National prices have now recovered 2022’s falls entirely after climbing 0.35% month-on-month to peak levels. Prices are up 4.31% so far this year.
Melbourne’s property investment market continues to be a rollercoaster ride. Underwhelming vacancy rates and a lack of many options for renters have seen rental prices continue to rise, which has been beneficial for those on the investing end
After a fourth straight month of interest rates being put on hold and the warm sunshine of spring putting everyone in a good mood, Melbourne’s property market is slowly getting back to its usual well-performed self.
During April to June 2023, many suburbs across the city have seen elite sales results, causing an increase in median pricing across both the housing and unit markets.
Melbourne’s property market has been quite buoyant, with excellent auction results, clearance rates, and an upward trend in median pricing. There is reason to be optimistic heading into Spring 2023 and beyond!
As the last vestiges of COVID19 impacts wash away and we enter a new era of low vacancy, soaring rents and huge renter demand, any rental provider would be excused for forgetting the 138 rental reforms rolled out post pandemic.