Articles by Leanne Jopson

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Leanne is National Director of Property Management at Metropole and a Property Professional in every sense of the word. With 20 years' experience in real estate, Leanne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to maximise returns and minimise stress for their clients. Visit: www.metropolepropertymanagement.com.au


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A report published recently aired many tenant grievances and seemed to indicate that most landlords are doing “the wrong thing”. The report received a lot of press coverage, but unfortunately that’s not surprisingly given there does seem to be a bias when it comes to the tenant/landlord relationship in the media. In fact, the media’s…

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Buying your first investment property can be both exciting and daunting.  You’ve poured your hard earned savings and/or equity into a  expensive asset, and now you take on the responsibility of being a landlord and the challenges of property management to ensure you maximise the return on your investment property. Over the years I’ve see numerous mistakes…

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Too many landlords think that property management is easy, when it isn’t. And too many landlords never receive anything more than a “one-size-fits-all” property management service. But there is a better way to manage and grow your portfolio – and all you need to do is read on. A common problem  One of the most…

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You’ve finally bought your first investment property, and now you need to find someone who’s willing to move in, pay their rent on time, and take good care of the place. Or perhaps you’ve been a landlord for some time, but you much-loved perfect tenant has decided to move on, and you’ve no idea how…

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Which Aussie capital saw the most significant rises and falls in median rents month-on-month? Rent.com.au has released its latest report for October 2018 based on property leasing data. The report illustrates the shift in Australian median rental property prices (both metro and regional) rental affordability and days on market. Monthly Highlights:  3 of the biggest…

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One of the main things that property investment naysayers get wrong is that landlords just want to someone to pay the most rent. That is not true at all. The smartest property investors want to attract – and keep – good tenants for the long-term. That’s because they understand that having a long-time tenant will…

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Making the leap from homeowner to property investor comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. While many landlords try to minimise their outlay and maximise their return – and understandably so – insurance is the one essential expense you simply can’t afford to scrimp on. It’s so important that you are adequately covered…

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As a landlord, you have a lot of different things to consider when taking on new tenants – including the type of tenancy agreement you want to offer. Essentially, there are two types of different tenancy agreements: fixed and periodic. If you’re relatively new to property, it can be confusing to know which one might…

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Can you guess how many pets there are in Australia? Well, there are actually more pets than people! According to the RSPCA, there are more 25 million pets in our country. But here’s the thing: it’s estimated that more than half of rental properties have a no pets policy. So what do these statistics mean?…