It is becoming increasingly important for owners to ensure that their tenants are being properly screened. My experience in the past two years has been that certain troublesome tenants create chaos in Sectional Title Buildings. They have no respect for the rules of the scheme or for the property which they are renting. You may even find that crime syndicates actually move into a building, fronting as run of the mill tenants. IN the meantime, they utilises the property as a base for their criminal activities either within the complex, or within the suburb. Illegal goods such as drugs, abalone and stolen items have even been stored in the garages and storerooms.
As an owner you have invested in a property, and have no right to compromise the value of your property by placing just anybody in your unit as a tenant. it is your obligation to take precautions, and to properly screen your tenant. If you are working through a letting agent, double check that they are undertaking the screening process on your behalf.
Source – Marina Constas