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Professional Photography – Is It Worth It?

Many agents are now noting marked improvement in the time it takes to lease a property when the landlord has invested in professional photography. INCLUDING US!

Quality tenants are looking for clean, well presented properties with good natural light. Professional photographers are able to capture that, using their specialist equipment and expertise. Professional photography can increase … Read more »

Always on the back foot?

Have you ever answered a call from your Property Manager or Tenant with “How much this time? What’s next?”  You’re not alone!  

Imagine the tenant’s side… “Another call to report another thing broken down!”  That may not be the case for your property but this is how some tenants feel.

We encourage you to … Read more »

Mould & Condensation Prevention

Winter in Melbourne is very damp and wet which attracts mould. Preventing mould is not only important to your home, but also your health as mould can cause reactions in people with allergies or asthma.
Here are our tips on how to best prevent mould in your home:
Find out Why

Mould can appear due to excess moisture, humidity, condensation or a plumbing … Read more »

Depreciation and off-the-plan properties

Investors who are looking to purchase a new property often look at buying off-the plan.

Buying off-the-plan essentially means you are entering into a contract to purchase a property prior to, or during the construction phase of a property or a development.

One big benefit of purchasing off-the-plan that investors often fail to consider is the property depreciation benefits available.

There are significant depreciation deductions available to the owner of a property purchased … Read more »

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

We work with Detector Inspector, to ensure our rental properties are compliant with Smoke Detector legislation to protect our owners assets and tenants lives, with smoke alarm installation and replacement.

Detector Inspector is one of the original service providers in the industry, leading the way in the annual servicing and maintenance of smoke detectors in residential rental properties.

Contact us to find out … Read more »

Tenant Of The Month :: July 2018 :: Matthew

Thank you and congratulations to this months Tenant of the month Matthew.

Matthew has been a star tenant and we hope to retain him for as long as possible.

Thank you Matthew.

Is It A Good Idea to Allow Pets in Your Property?

This is a great question and the answer will depend on the type of property you have to lease.

If the property is suitable for pets then we believe yes it is a good idea to allow tenants with pets to occupy your rental property. It would be better that they do it with your permission, but with this also comes restrictions and special clauses are added … Read more »

Top 10 tips for tax time      

Preparing your annual tax return is a great opportunity to take stock of how your investment property is performing and to make sure you’re claiming everything you’re entitled to.

We thought we would share our top ten tips to help you get the most from your investment property this tax time.

Claim depreciation to maximise returns
Any investment property that generates income may be eligible for thousands of dollars in depreciation deductions. … Read more »

Tenants Of The Month :: June 2018 :: Marcus & Isabella

​Thank you and congratulations to this months Tenants of the Month, Marcus & Isabella.

Thank you for being such great tenants in every possible way!

 

 

Easy Hacks for Renters to Make their New Home Feel like Home

If you’re going to be renting your home for the foreseeable future, here are a few adjustments and improvements that you can make without upsetting your landlord or damaging the property

Door handles & doors

Most door handles are easily removable, which means there’s no need to put up with unattractive door, cupboard or cabinet handles. Most hardware stores will have a decent range … Read more »