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WHO READS WATER METERS?

22 Oct2016
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 metered; and [...] Read More...

6 ways to save space in a tiny apartment

22 Oct2016
These days if you want to live within a cheap cab fare of a metropolitan area, chances are, you won’t have a lot of space. Inner-city and urban living has a smorgasbord of tempting benefits, but space is [...] Read More...

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE IN ENTRY,EXIT & INSPECTION REPORTS

11 Oct2016
What is the difference between an entry condition report, routine inspection report and an exit condition report The entry condition report is exactly that.    A report done at the beginning or [...] Read More...

BRISBANE'S HIGH RENTAL VACANCY RATES

06 Oct2016
Brisbane’s high rental vacancy rates have shifted the power from landlords to tenants with far more rental options available. Vacancies for houses are at 2.6 per cent and units are soaring at 3.1 per [...] Read More...

THE CHALLENGES OF MOULD

05 Oct2016
As the weather starts to become warmer, humidity levels will begin to rise. This could result in more mould in the homes you’re managing. Mould is one of those lovely little challenges. When it raises its [...] Read More...

QUEENSLAND SMOKE ALARM LEGISLATION CHANGES SET TO AFFFECT LANDLORDS

30 Sep2016
Queenslanders are often viewed as more laidback and care-free in nature than their southern counterparts however the Sunshine State is set to buck that trend by becoming the most fire-safe state in the nation. [...] Read More...

The hassles and unexpected costs of minor repairs

29 Sep2016
Do repairs and maintenance take up too much of your time? One self-managing landlord learnt an expensive lesson that PMs would do well to read before calling out the repairman. Self-managing your portfolio can [...] Read More...

NYC GAINS A STAIRCASE ....

27 Sep2016
Plans have just been approved for a giant staircase to be built as part of a new community space in the middle of Manhattan. Comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs –& [...] Read More...

6 DO'S & DON'TS FOR RENOVATING YOUR BATHROOM

27 Sep2016
Bathroom renovations can look easy - but they can be one of the trickiest rooms in your home to transform.  There are lots of "rules" to bide by when updating your bathroom but these six top my list. [...] Read More...

WHEN SOMETHING IS NOT MENTIONED IN THE ACT

27 Sep2016
Owning a rental property entails a complex set of rules to conform to in order to ensure that the the rights of both landlord and tenant are protected. More so, landlords ask their agents about where in the [...] Read More...
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