Bugs and rodents may start to appear in the middle of your lease but who is responsible for pest control, the tenant or the landlord? The legislation regarding pest control and tenancy in Australia is often unclear so it can be difficult to determine who is responsible for pest control. As a general rule however, your landlord or property manager is often the one is should be responsible for any pest infestation in your leased household.
Who is responsible for fumigation costs?
As a tenant however, if you have any pets that contract fleas or ticks during your tenancy, you are the one responsible for pest control fumigation. In order to prevent future costs that may be associated with hiring pest control services, it is important that your landlord has provided you with a building inspection report and if not, ask for one.
Renting a house with termites?
If you are renting a house with termites, it is always the landlord’s responsibility to pay for necessary pest control and fumigation treatments. There have been a few rare cases where a tenant is renting a house with termites however landlords have refused to pay. In these situations, it is important that you know your rights as a tenant and get the problem rectified immediately.
If you are renting a house with termites, make sure your landlord or property manager gets in contact with a professional fumigation service such as ours. Here at Mr Termite Pest Control we believe in keeping your property pest free so give us a call on 0411 642 351 (or 07 3313 0942 for Queensland residents) or email us at [email protected] and one of our professionals will be happy to assist you.