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First time landlord and what is important to know

24 May2017
Unforseen mishaps and missed opportunities are two things first-time and veteran landlords can do without, particularly when financial loss is involved.  To help you navigate the world of investment property [...] Read More...

5 Important Features of a Profitable Rental Property

24 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...

Arms Length ....

21 May2017
“Investment is its most intelligent when it is business-like", Benjamin Graham.   These are some of the most important words ever uttered about investing.      This is the [...] Read More...

Signs of a bad tenant

19 May2017
First and foremost we cannot be property investors without tenants.  For me the quality of a tenant is my first priority.  As the presentation of a property declines over time so too does the [...] Read More...

Quality tenants will shun poorly maintained rentals

18 May2017
Residential rental owners who are struggling to get good returns from their asset should take an objective look at the dwelling and see it from the point of view of a prospective tenant. Is the property clean [...] Read More...

If a tenant encounters a snake at their rental home.

17 May2017
In Townsville  (early September 2015), several pythons have been encountered inside properties – seeking water because it’s so dry. This link is not for the faint-hearted, but takes you to a [...] Read More...

Is self managing a rental property the best way to go?

16 May2017
There are a lot of property owners out there who self-manage their rental properties.  -Why?   Perhaps they are cost cutting, had a negative experience with young and inexperienced agents [...] Read More...

Serving notices to tenants by post or electronically

15 May2017
In recent times we have received a number of regular enquiries via the PM support Service relating to serving notices and what is considered ‘the norm’ as far as delivery times and what is considered [...] Read More...

Choosing the right service provider ...

12 May2017
Choosing a service provider is always challenging. Whether it’s a plumber or a real estate agent you can’t assess the quality of their service before you buy, as you can with a product you can touch [...] Read More...

Who reads water meters

11 May2017
As you are aware, lessors are able to pass on the full water consumption charges (including bulk water charges) for a rental property to tenants if the following criteria apply: The premises are individually [...] Read More...
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