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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...

Boom, Slump, Stablisation or Upturn

10 May2017
You hear about the property cycle a fair bit in the news. Knowing when to buy a property - and the subsequent amount of success that you’re going to have -  depends largely on where you buy and at what [...] Read More...

Value adding to property ...

09 May2017
Adding value to your property: What does it mean and how can you do it Any reasonable vendor will want to get the highest price for their house come open or auction day. It’s a no- brainer. But how can [...] Read More...

What action to take when a property has been abandoned

08 May2017
Whenever a tenant has moved out without returning the keys, the agent should make every effort to contact the tenants and persuade them to return the keys so that handover can be said to have occurred. This [...] Read More...

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...
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