Real Estate News & Articles

Water Charges & Renting

20 Apr2020
Lessors are allowed to pass on the full water consumption charges (including bulk water charges) to tenants provided all the minimum criteria have been met. What are the minimum criteria for water charging? L [...] Read More...

What investors can do to avoid paying too much land tax

17 Apr2020
Land tax can be one of the major costs of owning an investment property. It’s an annual tax levied on all properties valued above a certain amount, although there are some exclusions. Land tax is based on [...] Read More...

How to have a garden when you’re a renter

16 Apr2020
Aside from producing healthy fruit and vegies, having your own garden can also make a place feel more like home. But if you’re renting, is it really worth the time, money and effort to establish a garden? [...] Read More...

How is Brisbane’s Unit Market Fairing?

15 Apr2020
In a recent blog post, Eliza Owen, head of research at CoreLogic, discussed whether Brisbane units were still in oversupply. “The narrative of oversupply and underperformance in Brisbane units has dominated [...] Read More...

Alterations and Additions to Rented Premises

14 Apr2020
Tenants can only make alterations to the premises if the landlord gives consent. The best option to discuss the need and reason for any alteration before going ahead with it. This guide covers landlords (or [...] Read More...

Brisbane landlords get the upper hand as rents hold strong at record high prices

13 Apr2020
Brisbane landlords are now back in the driver’s seat, with asking rents holding at record high prices, new data shows. The median asking rent for houses increased from $400 a week to $410 in the [...] Read More...

Tenant or landlord – who’s responsible for pools?

10 Apr2020
Backyard pools are getting a workout across the Gold Coast as temperatures soar this summer, and as a result, our office at PRDnationwide Burleigh Heads has been fielding a lot of enquiries about pool safety and [...] Read More...

Landlord's Obligations during Tenancy

09 Apr2020
The landlord has a number of obligations they must meet during at the beginning of and during the tenancy. These include providing the premises in a clean condition and maintaining it in good repair. This guide [...] Read More...

Brisbane townhouse ban to be finalised at council meeting

08 Apr2020
A ban on townhouses in Brisbane's low-density suburbs is expected to be given final approval by Brisbane City Council on Tuesday, despite the state government expressing strong reservations. In a letter to [...] Read More...

18 Things You Need To Know Before Renting A House

07 Apr2020
Research the Area Think about the area before you move in. Is it near a hospital? If so, can you hear ambulances all the time? Is it near a noisy pub? Check all the surroundings before you sign. "It is u [...] Read More...
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