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When is the best time to rent your property

05 May2017
Landlords in Brisbane’s inner-suburbs often get the wrong advice to this question. January and February are busy in the rental market so that must be the best time to have the lease expire. The best time to [...] Read More...

When are landlords required to make repairs to a rental property?

04 May2017
Many people will probably have seen a story on one of those nightly current affair programs exposing the unscrupulous behaviour of a landlord who refuses to comply with their obligations to make the necessary [...] Read More...

Renting in Australia is generally 'miserable' but it doesn't have to be.

03 May2017
One of Australia's largest property groups, Mirvac, is synonymous with selling apartments but for the past 12 months, the developer has been exploring a different kind of housing product – building [...] Read More...

No Pool Safety CFertificate! What are my obligations?

02 May2017
Prior to settlement, the seller of a property with a pool must provide the buyer with a copy of the valid Pool Safety Certificate. If a certificate can not be provided then a Form 36 must be given to the buyer [...] Read More...

5 Important Features of a Profitable Rental Property

01 May2017
Owning a rental property can be a nerve racking venture especially for first-time landlords. The concept of the rental property might be simple, however, it is riddled with threats that can topple down your [...] Read More...

‘Reduce rampant speculative investment’: How to make long-term renting appealing

18 Apr2017
As the dream of owning a home slips out of reach for many Australians, experts warn significant change is needed to provide more security for long-term tenants. While the average Australian is still living in a [...] Read More...

How often should you clean ...

13 Apr2017
Those of us whose apartments resemble a Forever 21 on a Saturday look to our hyper-organised counterparts with awe: Their homes are as immaculate as a museum, their days are scheduled down to the minute and they [...] Read More...

Six minor mistakes that cause tenants to lose bond money

12 Apr2017
One of the more stressful situations for any tenant moving out of a rental is waiting to hear whether you’ll get your bond back. And there’s good reason for the stress. Only about half of [...] Read More...

Renovation 101: Should you sell or keep the home as a rental?

11 Apr2017
Those looking to make the most of a renovation are often left deciding between holding onto the property as a rental, or flipping it for profit.  While those who cannot afford to hold onto the property will [...] Read More...

The biggest mistakes Queensland apartment owners make

10 Apr2017
Across Queensland, there are more than 45,000 bodies corporate managing over 400,000 apartments and townhouses.That means about 20 per cent of people have some connection to a body corporate, but many owners and [...] Read More...
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