CPPREP4122 - Assessment Task 2 – Short Answer Questions

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ASSESSMENT TASK 2 – Short Answer Questions

Please review the questions below and answer in 200 words / 1-2 paragraphs or less (unless advised otherwise).

  1. What information document/form must be provided to the tenant at or before signing their tenancy agreement, and why is this so important for the tenancy? E.g., what happens if it is not given to the new tenant.
  2. Explain your understanding of what is meant by ‘tenant selection criteria’? Provide an example of what these criteria might be in a typical real estate agency.
  3. Describe one (1) way of documenting the source of tenant enquiries and why it is important for a managing agent to do so.
  4. What is the main legislation that deals with residential tenancies in your state?
  5. Explain the difference between a fixed-term tenancy and a periodic tenancy.
  6. You have an existing tenant in a rental property who has given you notice to vacate. You want to show a prospective new tenant through the property. Explain your rights regarding entry to show the prospective tenant the property.
  7. You have listed a new rental property and are very happy with the new management, until the landlord says as you are about to leave: “Now, make sure that you don’t put any XYZ race/religion tenant in my property. I don’t want tenants like this”. Explain why you cannot accept these instructions from the new landlord and how you would deal with this issue.
  8. Can a landlord/managing agent charge a tenant a fee to apply for a property or to prepare a tenancy agreement? What could happen if an agent does this?
  9. If the property being leased is a strata property, explain the process the agent must follow to provide information about the strata by laws.
  10. Work health and safety (WHS) requirements mean that a managing agent must note any potentially dangerous issues in a rental property to ensure the safety of those who use the property as a workplace (such as the property management staff inspecting the property), as well as repair and maintenance contractors carrying out work at a property. Outline one aspect of a property that you would need to report as a potential WHS issue in these circumstances.
  11. Outline one (1) aspect of a property that you would need to report as a potential WHS issue in the above circumstances.

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