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EASTER IS ON ITS WAY .....

06 Apr2017
Whether you like your hot cross buns traditional, crammed with chocolate chips, or something a little different, one thing is for sure, the warm Easter treat is always a good idea.   Take a look at our [...] Read More...

VACANT PROPERTIES NEED TO BE MAINTAINED TOO ...

05 Apr2017
In slower rental markets Rental Trends finds itself managing vacant properties. But ‘unoccupied’ doesn’t have to mean ‘unattended’. Given our duty to act in our clients’ best [...] Read More...

Garden Maintenance - Some Fast Facts

04 Apr2017
Garden maintenance – Some Fast Facts It is generally the responsibility of the tenant to look after general yard jobs such as mowing, edging and weeding, however this should be specified in the tenancy [...] Read More...

Whats happening in the short term letting arena

03 Apr2017
AIRBNB has hired a management consultant to assess its potential entrance into the long-term rental marketplace, according to sources familiar with the matter.  Sharing economy giant AIRBNB has set its sights [...] Read More...

Vacancy Rates Rise As New Developments Attract Inner City Buyers

31 Mar2017
Vacancy rates for new Inner Brisbane apartments remained tight at 2.3 per cent over the December quarter 2016, according to new research released by Urbis. The Urbis Inner Brisbane Apartment Rental Review found [...] Read More...

Til death do we part: what to do when a tenant dies

30 Mar2017
The unexpected death of a tenant is a sensitive situation that Rental Trends is prepared for.  It is important to understand the rules because the remaining tenants, or the deceased’s legal represent [...] Read More...

The new trend in property management

29 Mar2017
Outsourcing is now a hot topic in the property management industry.  Keeping up with the demands of owners and tenants, while still performing out-if-office tasks, have become a time management nightmare. [...] Read More...

The myth of the ‘break lease fee’

28 Mar2017
We are regularly asked questions about ‘break lease fees’ - when an agent can charge one, how much it is, and where it can be found in the legislation. Under the RTRA Act, there is no mention of a [...] Read More...

The benefits of long term letting

27 Mar2017
A leading real estate network is considering extending residential leases to provide landlords and tenants with more long-term security. The agency is calling for extended residential leases, similar to those [...] Read More...

Rent Increases – Your questions answered

24 Mar2017
The tenant is on a periodic tenancy. Can I increase their rent?   Yes, with minimum 2 months written notice.  The notice could be given to the tenant at any time, but the rent increase cannot [...] Read More...
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