Landlord Rights and Responsibilities
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Property investment remains one of the best ways to create wealth but success depends on much more than just property selection and location. You see… property investment also involves people – namely landlords (that’s you) and tenants. Throughout the residential tenancy, you as the landlord have various responsibilities which must be upheld.  Across the country, there is state-specific…

The 7 deadly sins of learner landlords
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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…

The rental price is right!
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When it comes to renting out an investment property at the right price, many landlords can be at a loss as to where they should begin. Some believe that their property is quite simply the “bees knees” so it must be worth far more than what it perhaps is.    Then there are those investors…

The best way to terminate a tenancy
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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…

Why you're not bulletproof in high rise apartments   |  Kevin Turner
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Recently on Real Estate Talk, Rob Balanda discussed why it’s still a good idea to get content insurance, no matter how secure your building is. Kevin:  I received a really nice e-mail from Christine during the week. Just to summarize, Christine says she’s now moved into a high-rise apartment in Sydney. She is renting, but she feels there’s…

Did you know rental properties don't need a toilet?
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Did you know there are no minimum standards required for a rental property? Victoria  currently has no requirements that a rental property be heated or even weatherproof and the Victorian Parliament recently rejected a bill to introduce minimum standards for rental properties, such as requiring that they have a toilet. According to news.com.au the rejection means…

The dos and don'ts of lease renewal for residential tenancies
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When it comes to residential property management, there are definitive rules that must be followed in order to ensure landlords don’t end up facing a cantankerous residential tenancy tribunal judge! One of the areas that can create confusion is lease renewal and termination of tenancies and exactly what rights and responsibilities both the tenant and…

The insider’s top six property management tips
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When it comes to managing your investment property to ensure you get the best possible returns, nothing beats the inside scoop from a property management professional who knows the ins and outs of looking after landlords. So we thought…why not share our top six tips on how to best manage your investment property, compiled by…

The Secrets to Getting the Best Tenants in Town
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When I ask property investors what qualities they are looking for in a tenant, they usually come up with a list that looks something like this: “I don’t want any property management headaches. I want a tenant who pays on time. I also want a tenant who takes care of my investment property. Then I want a…

Rents to increase as interest rates rise
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Is there any relief on the horizon for Australia’s embattled tenants? With ongoing talk of inflated house prices pushing home ownership further and further out of reach, it seems that many would-be home buyers will remain trapped on the rental roundabout; forced to deal with rising rents over 2011 and beyond. RP Data predicts that…

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