Archive for the ‘Landlord Advice’ Category

Three Emerging Trends In Property Investment

What will 2019 hold for the property market? We look at some of the biggest trends we’re likely to see in the year ahead.

Investors seeking regional areas over metropolitan
As property price growth continues to slow in Sydney and Melbourne, there is an increasing demand for regional properties by investors thanks to more affordable housing opportunities.

According to CoreLogic’s Home Property Value Index for … Read more »

New Rental Comes With Seven Day Cruise

Finding the right tenant is essential for the long term success and peace of mind for property managers. We recently came across this article, where Landlords are taking securing their preferred tenants to a whole new level.

Original article published in Realestate.com.au

A savvy landlord is offering up a seven-day cruise to entice long-term tenants into his newly built Ipswich home.

The … Read more »

Avoid Costly Rental Property Deduction Mistakes

Article originally posted in the Brisbane Times

About 8 percent of Australians — or 1.7 million of us — own at least one investment property, according to 2011 RP Data and Census Data.

You can guarantee that figure has risen a great deal in the past decade, which is perhaps why the Australian Taxation Office has set its sights on … Read more »

How To Find A New Property Manager

We understand that finding the right property manager can be challenging.

We have a combination of property owners that have just purchased their property as well as many owners who have chosen to transfer to us from other agencies. We understand the struggle and appreciate just how difficult it can be to navigate your way through the significant amount of information available to work out who is going to work best for you.

Here … Read more »

Common Property Depreciation [Explained]

This article is from our trusted tax depreciation specialists, BMT Tax Depreciation Quantity Surveyors
Shared assets in strata title lucrative for investors
A strata title is used when individuals own part of a property usually called a ‘lot’. This is generally an apartment, unit or townhouse complex which shares ownership of common property including driveways, foyers and gardens.

The ownerships are combined through a legal entity called the owner’s corporation, … Read more »

Pest Control In Rental Properties: Who Is Responsible?

The term ‘pest control’ covers a number of types of animal infestations and outbreaks. Pests and vermin may become evident in rental properties at some stage during a tenancy.

But who is responsible for managing pest control?
Pests may include:

Fleas
Cockroaches
Ants
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5 Things You Should Do When Buying An Investment Property

Owning a home is one of the greatest expenses most Australians will ever undertake. A popular trend at the moment for people who are struggling to afford their dream home is to look at an alternative home to own that they are purchasing as an investment property.

Some areas that we have identified that will help you get maximum bang for your … Read more »

Plan The Year Ahead For Your Investment Property

The New Year break is great for spending time planning the year ahead. The management of your investment property is no exception.

Some areas that you could benefit from considering includes:

Your Property Management Team.
Consider your level of satisfaction with your property management team. Are there areas that you feel they could better serve your needs and manage what is likely to be … Read more »

Could Your Property Be Sub-Let Over Summer

Much of the Australian rental property market in suburbs surrounding Universities are occupied by students of those Universities. As expected, over summer when University is out, many of these students returned home or spend these months traveling.

If you lease your property to students, it may spend some time vacant, or there is also the possibility that your tenants could be sub-leased … Read more »

Preparing Your Investment Property For The Summer Months

Keeping on top of the maintenance of your investment property is important all year round, but there are some summer specific outside maintenance activities that will ensure your property makes it through the summer months in tip-top shape.

Clean Out The Gutters

This one is top of the list is your property, particularly if it is in a bushfire prone area. Cleaning out … Read more »