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Whether your real estate office manages residential, strata and or commercial properties Sydneys Best Pest Control can take care of all your pest control issues.

A full range of pest management solutions tailored to suit the needs of the individual business which is designed to minimize disruption to your tenants, staff & commercial clients.

We can solve all your pest control needs right now, and give you advice and solutions about future potential pest problems.

We will

■ Contact tenant

■ Arrange the booking

■ Notify you of treatment day & time

■ Invoice you at the completion of the job

■ Report back to you

■ Prepare a notice of intention to spray (for multi occupancy)

By Using

■ An Integrated Pest Management Approach

■ Licensed Inspectors & Technicians

■ Whilst upholding Australian standards, OHS & Work cover standards

We Will Deliver

■ Regular pest recommendations for your site

■ Documentation, which includes online site reporting and a self service log in.

Who is responsible for Pest Control?

On many occasions we are asked who is responsible for the cost of pest control, and really this come down to the rental agreement.

If there is nothing stated within the rental agreement on pest control, the tenant may call and ask you.

However, if the pest infestation has arisen due to the tenant’s lack of cleanliness, poor house keeping, not correctly disposing of rubbish or if the tenant had undertaken activities that increased the presence of pests, then the cost of the pest control will become the responsibility of the tenant.

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We currently treat businesses in the following industries:

  • Food Services
  • Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Production & Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Produce
  • Body Corporate, Strata & Real Estate
  • Government
  • Retail
  • Offices
  • Warehousing & Storage 

“Moving In or Moving Out”

Moving into a new home can be exciting as well as scary and most people will do a thorough clean before they move in, no matter how clean the house appears.

Cleaning is not enough to rid of the house of all pests because they can hide in small cracks and crevices that you cannot get into to clean. The only sure way of ensuring your house is pest free is to have the pest control done before you move in!

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Pest Control in a rental property– Who is responsible?

Pest control covers different types of pests that can invade your home or business, such as cockroaches, bedbugs, spiders, ants, fleas, rodents, possums, snakes, bees, wasps and termites.

One of more of these pests could at one stage become a problem in rental properties, and the question is often asked, who is responsible?

Throughout Australia legislation in regards to pest control can often be unclear and the tenant and even agent may interpret things differently. Local councils may also enforce the landlord to undergo annual pest control treatments for their investment properties, for cockroaches & rodents.

The tenants responsibilities include keeping the property clean and tidy, both internally and externally while the owner of the property is responsible for the safe state of the repair and to ensure that the premises is fit for tenants to reside in.

Flea treatments become solely the responsibility of the tenant. This is due to the fact that the tenants have kept pets on the property and it is not related to the properties maintenance.

For tenants who have kept pets, it is part of the lease agreement that the tenant organise a flea treatment upon vacating the property.

All other pest infestations become the responsibility of the owner; this is of course if the pest infestation was caused due to the lack of cleanliness.

Tenant is Responsible for the cleanliness of the property both internally and externally

Owner is Responsible for marinating the property, so that it is live-able

If it is in the lease for the tenant to complete a pest treatment on vacating please explain to the tenant exactly what treatment is required. EG. Fleas

END OF LEASE pest control should be carried out AFTER GENERAL AND CARPET CLEANING.

Pest Control should be done last as washing away chemicals will not result in an effective treatment and will void the warranty period.

Responsibility Table – Based on Previous Experience.*

*(This is from our previous experience and should not be taken as law.  If there is a dispute it should be dealt with the relevent authorities in our state)

 

Pest

Comments

Who is responsible

Treatment frequency

Large Cockroaches

Spiders

Silverfish

Carpet beetles

Crickets

Ants

Possums

Snakes

Termites

Landlord

At least once a year. In troublesome areas 6mthly is preferred

Fleas

If they have just moved in and they have seen fleas,

Landlord

As required

If they have been there a while or are moving out and have a pet,

Tenant

On vacating. After cleaning Possibly 2 treatments maybe required

Vermin/rats/Mice

If the tenant is clean

Landlord

As a preventative measure, once a year

If the tenant has a lot of clutter.

Tenant

Bees

Landlord

As required

Wasps

Landlord

As required

Bedbugs

Can be a 2 edged sword and has to be treated very delicately. If they are students or just arrived from overseas or have been travelling or have had travelers, These are HIGH RISK FACTORS.

Maybe you want to place something in the tenancy agreement

If the tenant has just moved in and says they are getting bitten or have seen bedbugs

Landlord

If the tenant has been there a while

tenant

German Cockroaches

The agent or land lord should check for the presence of German cockroaches before leasing the premises.

German cockroaches are normally transported into the premises by tenant, through shopping bags and boxes

On client moving in and has found German cockroaches

Landlord

At least once a year

If the tenant has been there a while

Tenant