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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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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The process for dealing with residential tenancy disputes in Melbourne is cracking under the weight of Covid-19.    With less than one month to go in the original 6-month moratorium announced by the Andrews’ government there is a backlog of 4,000 rental cases at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and nearly a thousand…

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The Real Estate Institute of Victoria is seeing growing evidence that commercial and residential landlords are being left behind and all but forgotten as the government makes decisions on financial support for people impacted by the economic downturn. The decision to extend the rental moratorium to 31 December 2020 without proportionate attention to the landlord’s…

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Whether you have one or two investment properties or a big and complex portfolio, the fact is, you’ve gone into the property game with a clear goal in mind: to make money. Sometimes, for a range of reasons, you may make the decision to sell one of your investment properties. When it comes time to…

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The Victorian Government is extending eviction moratorium laws to provide greater certainty for both tenants and landlords. Rental increases are also banned until the end of the year. Victoria’s ban on rental hikes and evictions which had previously been set to expire on 29 September will be extended until 31 December. Extension of these laws…

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Despite house prices remaining resilient, we know our rental markets have taken a beating due to Covid-19. Realestate.com.au reports that for the first time on record the cost of renting in Australia has fallen. The results are a clear indicator of how COVID-19 has changed the dynamic of the property market. Over the June quarter…

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