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Tenants Performing DIY Maintenance On Your Property, Good Idea?

Should you allow your tenants to undertake maintenance in your investment property? Now with all the D.I.Y. shows on TV everybody thinks they can do a pro­fes­sional job and a lot of people underestimate the skill and pro­fes­sion that trades­men put into their work, not to men­tion the expens­ive tools. Many landlords think it saves money to have tenants per­form…

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The insecurity of private renters – how do they manage it?

Private renters’ security of tenure in Australia has less legal protection than in other countries with high private rental rates – A new study reveals mixed responses to this state of uncertainty, writes… Alan Morris, University of Technology Sydney; Hal Pawson, UNSW, and Kath Hulse, Swinburne University of Technology A growing proportion of Australian households…

landlord rights and responsibilities

Two pictures of rental housing stress and vulnerability zero in on areas of need

Almost nowhere in our capital cities can low-income households – and those on average incomes in Sydney – afford the median rent, mapping rental vulnerability finds it in regional areas too, writes… Chris Martin, UNSW and Laurence Troy, UNSW Two new tools for measuring and visualising problems in our rental housing system are in the…

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The 7 deadly sins of learner landlords

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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