Articles by Leanne Jopson

Leanne Jopson

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: Metropole Property Management


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You can’t have successful property investment without tenants but too many landlords pay scant regard to their tenants – to their financial detriment.  I’m sure you’re aware, one of the keys to property investment success is cash flow and that generally comes from your tenants paying rent for your property over the long-term. Many novice…

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Many investors think that the hardest part of becoming an investor is searching for and finding the right investment property. In reality, that’s only the beginning. Once you own an investment property and become a landlord, you have to learn how to effectively manage it – and a huge part of this is ensuring that…

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Around 5.7 million of Australia’s 9.2 million households have a pet. And recently the highest court in New South Wales has delivered a landmark decision that has struck down an attempt from one of Sydney’s most famous apartment buildings to ban animals. A blanket ban on pets in a lavish inner-Sydney apartment block has been overturned…

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As a property investor, one of the toughest decisions you’ll face is choosing the right professionals to manage your property.  Their role is an important one.  They’ll be in charge of advertising, conducting inspections, vetting potential tenants and organising maintenance – not to mention ensuring rent is paid in full and on time – so…

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Property management can have its ups and downs because fundamentally it’s about managing humans, who we all know can be unpredictable! Professional property managers, though, have best practice policies and procedures to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.  Private landlords, and bad property managers, on the other hand often make mistakes that can…

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The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has criticised the state government’s decision to keep restrictions in place for longer than originally anticipated. On Sunday, 6 September, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the current restrictions would be extended across metropolitan Melbourne. This will effectively keep the property market shut down for an uncertain period and most…

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While the vast majority of tenants do the right thing the Real Estate Institute of Victoria is seeing increasing evidence that some tenants are rorting the system put in place to protect them. The first six months of the moratorium against evictions and rent increases has seen the vast majority of reduced rent agreements reached…

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The Real Estate Institute of Victoria has slammed the Andrews’ Government’s decision to effectively keep the property market shut down for an uncertain period. The continuation of the ban on inspections means that people who desperately need to buy or lease a property will have to make that decision ‘sight unseen’. Before the introduction of…

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