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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...

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...
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