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Smoke Detectors

It is the Landlord’s responsibility in Victoria to have properly fitted and maintained smoke detectors in each residential property complying with Australian Standards AS3786 – 1993.

In order to provide the necessary duty of care Living Here South Yarra has engaged the services of Detector Inspector to take care of the initial and annual maintenance responsibilities regarding smoke detectors.

All smoke detectors (electrical hard-wired and detachable) should be checked once a year … Read more »

Do they Walk the Talk?

Whilst some landlords may prefer to self-manage their investment property or at least are tempted to do so, there may come a time when every landlord considers employing the services a Property Manager.

From the very first time an owner calls an agent, they are interviewing them!  How prompt are they in returning a call should they not be available when you call?  Are they knowledgeable … Read more »

Commonly missed deductions

Depreciation is a complex area, so unless you’re a specialist Quantity Surveyor or a qualified Tax Accountant, it can be hard to wrap your head around it.

As such, investors miss deductions all the time, meaning they could be losing out on thousands of dollars.

Research shows that 80 per cent of property investors are failing to maximise the deductions claimed from property depreciation.

So why are so many investors missing out and … Read more »

Tenant Of The Month :: October 2018 :: Brad

Congratulations to Brad for being awarded this months Tenant of the Month!

Brad is one of our South Yarra tenants and is great! We never have any issues with rent, communication or inspections with Brad.

Congratulations and thank you!

9 Tips to for a Spring Clean on a Budget

We know you’ve probably already heard this 1,000 times but… if you didn’t get the memo, spring is in the air and it’s time to freshen up.

By ‘freshen up’ we mean give your home a solid clean and declutter, so you can feel in control (at least until Christmas hits!).

Now, that doesn’t mean buying expensive products and additional storage units for your ever-growing collection … Read more »

Found the right tenant? Keep Them!

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 … Read more »

Tenant Of The Month :: September 2018 :: Vijay & Nimi

Congratulations to Vijay & Nimi for being awarded this months Tenants of the Month!

Vijay & Nimi are star tenants and look after the property as if it were their own.

Congratulations and thank you.

Planning ahead and Financially preparing for Christmas can start NOW

You could be save a fair whack of cash by buying into the Christmas hype early this year. By planning your flights, buying presents and not waiting until the last minute to make a move on prepping for the festive season, your wallet and your sanity might just thank you.

Last year it was reported that more than one third of Australians added to their credit card debt, or dipped into their … Read more »

Check your Washing Machine

That dreaded moment when you walk inside and there is water EVERYWHERE. The sinking feeling in your stomach, the rush around the house to find what on earth it is… and then the clean-up.

After two separate instances in a matter of months, we urge you all to check your washing machines.

Washing machine floods can originate from various unseen sources beneath and around the base of the appliance or in the … Read more »

How to freshen up your home this spring, without blowing the budget

Spring has officially sprung, and your home could do with a fresh look. You don’t have to break the bank or spend too much time sprucing it up. Think simple: it’s the little touches that make all the difference.

We’re all aware of the easiest trick in the book, updating cushions, throws and bed linen, but what are some other fast fixes?
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