There are many different approaches to property maintenance and property management. Sometimes these can be dealt with by the same company, as in a management holding group. This will define who the landlord is and who is responsible for the maintenance of the properties within the company portfolio.
The responsibilities of a property manager, for example, can include a screening of tenants. This is now vital to ensure the tenant is legally allowed to be living in the country, that they’re creditworthy and will pay all their rent and other contractual commitments on time. This should be carried out consistently to be open and transparent to all applicants.
The manager should be fully experienced with handling leases – this can include the setting of the lease terms and ensuring it contains all the necessary clauses to protect the property owner – the manager’s boss. There should be some means of determining the amount of security deposit required within this role.