Key Functions of Your Conveyancer or Solicitor

If you’re new to the property market, you may not know the importance of having a competent conveyancer or solicitor on your side. So, what is conveyancing and how can you ensure...

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Key Areas of Security That Can’t Be Ignored

Security is important to all of us and tenants in a rental property are no different. When looking for somewhere to live, key areas of security can play a large part in a property’s...

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How to Maximise Your Rental Returns

Even when rental properties are scarce and there are plenty of tenants looking for a place to live, a property that is poorly maintained will not give you the best return for your investment. In...

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Is Now the Time to Sell Your Investment Property?

With a booming property market, you may be thinking of selling your investment property to take advantage of the rise in value in the past 5 years in Australia. Is this wise or is holding on...

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Property Investment Tax Tips

Whether you are a first-time investor or a seasoned property guru, these basic tax tips can help not only make the end of financial year less painful, but also ensure you are maximising your...

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Must Have Property Investment Checklist

If you are investing in property as a long term strategy to take advantage of capital growth, rental income and any tax benefits that may apply, it makes sense to be well-prepared and take a...

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How to Survive Your First Auction

Are you in the market for an investment property? Chances are you’ll need to be ‘auction savvy’ to have a hand in securing the property you want. Here are our top tips on how...

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Key Areas of Maintenance During a Vacancy

If you have a vacancy in your property for any given time, take advantage of the downtime to get to those maintenance tasks that may have been difficult when the property was occupied. Key areas...

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Property Manager Vs Own Management

Is engaging a Property Manager really necessary for your investment property? Without expert knowledge, managing it on your own could put you at risk of unnecessary stress and your investment...

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Is a Renovator’s Dream the Best Choice for an Investment?

Renovation TV shows are hugely popular at the moment.  It’s addictive to watch the transformation of properties and ponder how you’d do things better yourself.  
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Subletting – The Facts

As a landlord you may at some time receive a request from your tenant to sub-let all or part of your property to another person. Understandably you may worry about what this means for you and...

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When is it OK for a Tenant to Terminate a Lease Early?

Unexpected life changes happen for all of us, including our tenants. When a tenant wants to end a lease early it can be costly for them.
 
Depending on the tenancy agreement the...

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Surprising Facts About Allowing Pets in Your Investment Property

It’s probably easy to think of reasons why you would not want to rent your property to pet-owners.  Most people worry about potential damage to their property (scratch marks, holes...

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Pest Control - Your Obligations

Who is responsible for dealing with that nasty problem of vermin or pests infesting your property?
 
As a basic principle, if the pests are present at the start of the tenancy...

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Advantages of a Long Term Tenant

Whether it is your first investment property, or part of a growing portfolio, determining the length of a Residential Tenancy Agreement should be part of your investment strategy. Consider these...

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Reality Check Before Signing a Contract of Sale

An honest reality check before purchasing a property can be the difference between a good and a bad investment. Ask yourself these questions before you sign on the dotted line:
 
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Top 3 Ways to Avoid Tenant Nightmares

We’ve all heard those stories of rental properties being trashed beyond recognition leaving the landlord with a hefty bill for maintenance and lost rental income due to an ensuing vacancy....

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Sure-Fire Ways for Choosing the Right Property Manager

You have your investment property; you’re ready to start earning a rental income and now comes the time to decide on the right Property Manager to help you make the most from your...

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Utilities – What a Landlord Needs to Know

Who pays for the gas, electricity, water and telephone bills in a rental property? Some tenants and landlords are unclear as to who is responsible for the installation and paying the ongoing...

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Essential Phone Numbers You Need to Keep Handy

As a landlord you are responsible for the maintenance of your rental property, particularly in an emergency. Here’s a handy list of the phone numbers you need to keep close by in the event...

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What You Need to Know - Landlord Insurance

When insuring the home we live in, it is highly advisable to take out insurance for both the building and its contents. This insures us against damage and theft and gives us the peace of mind...

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Why Invest at a Young Age?

Those of us who have entered the investment property market later in life may look back on our misspent youth and wonder why we didn’t start earlier. Days of partying and flittering away...

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What You Need to Know - Smoking in a Rental Property

With many public areas now deemed smoke free by law, what is the current legislation when it comes to a landlord’s right to ban or allow tenants to smoke in their investment...

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Property Investment ? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Considering the purchase of an investment property? Here’s the lowdown on what you need to know:

The Good
Property investment is a relatively safe way to...

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Quick Guide to Negative Gearing

Never quite understood what Negative Gearing means when investing in property? Here’s a quick guide to the basics of these...

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