- The survey results will be used to support managers on the job from domestic violence matters
- Surveys will be distributed via the Institutes from today
As a stand up against domestic violence, the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) will ask property managers to complete an anonymous short survey by the end of July.
The REIA said the results of the three-question survey will be used by the Real Estate Institutes to support property managers on the job from domestic violence matters in tenancies while contributing to their advocacy to both the state and federal governments.
“Domestic violence can include tenants that are visibly distressed or physically harmed; damage to the property as well as other indicators like rent in arrears or noise complaints to the landlord,” said REIA President, Adrian Kelly.
“It is highly likely that from time to time there are instances of domestic violence that occur in rental properties that I manage within my own business and I am not aware of it.”
“Because of this, I’m pleased that the REIA will be doing some work in this space in order to help stamp out this clearly deplorable behaviour.”
Adrian Kelly, REIA President
The REIA viewed the initiative as essential in protecting property managers, many of whom often confront unsafe situations.
The announcement comes as both the National Property Managers Day and the National Women’s Summit are both scheduled to be held by the end of the month.
“..now is an ideal time to get important views from our property managers working at the coalface.”
From today, the survey will be distributed via all the Real Estate institutes. Along with the survey being anonymous, the REIA said all data will be used on a de-identified basis.