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Articles by Christina Lennie

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Christina is the property management Business Development Manager for Metropole in Brisbane. As a property investor and landlord she understands the importance of having a proactive Property Management Team caring for your investments. www.brisbanebuyersagent.com.au


The Pros & Cons of Students As Tenants
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The Pros & Cons of Students As Tenants

When I recommend one or a group of students as tenants the immediate reaction of many landlords is often one of fear and trepidation.  These feelings are probably based on memories of their own years as a student – and all the things that happened back then – wild parties, large groups moving in and…

11 questions to ask your property manager
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11 questions to ask your property manager

While many investors spend a large amount of time and effort carefully researching the property markets and then finding the top investment, they ignore the role that a professional property manager can play in preserving their property’s capital value and maximising its income. With our property markets growing strongly and no shortage of tenants, many…

I wouldn’t rent with them
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I wouldn’t rent with them

I had some interesting feedback recently from one of staff and what a prospective tenant said at an open home. When discussing nearby rental – the tenant exclaimed, “XYZ Realty!, I wouldn’t rent with them”. I mean we have all heard of nightmare tenants and the yearly stories on A Current Affair, but what about…

How to keep tenants on side when selling
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How to keep tenants on side when selling

If you’re planning to sell a property which is tenanted it’s important to be mindful of securing the tenant’s cooperation in the process. It’s a good idea for investors considering selling their rental property to consider how a tenant views the whole process, which – to them – is likely an inconvenience followed by a…

The best way to terminate a tenancy
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The best way to terminate a tenancy

Sometimes investors may need to terminate tenancy but it’s not something that can be done easily. Unlike when tenants provides notice on their intention to leave, the process for landlords isn’t as smooth, and this is because of the significant rules and regulations surrounding property investment.   Of course it is fair and reasonable that…