If you've never had a backyard before, the maintenance can be daunting, and short of asking Dad around to mow the lawn, it can be hard to know where to start. To help first-time backyard owners and renters or those wanting to make light work of their yard, ABC Life spoke to some green thumbs and put together a handy guide. We discover how to keep grass alive, some basic gardening tips and what it takes to care for trees and shrubs. When...
Happy Landlord, Happy Agent – that’s only part of the story. Should tenants only hear from us when they do the wrong thing? Late rent, inspections not up to scratch, gardens overgrown!! Of course there is contact when we need to arrange maintenance or appointments. And working together with the tenant is a beneficial outcome for all involved. Its recognising the little things and rewarding tenants that can make a valuable tenant a ‘Happy’ one. Incentives go a long way … so put the effort in to retaining them!
A few ideas…
Reward and recognise good tenants and discourage their urge to move!