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The astute property investor knows the value of good landlord insurance. A first-rate policy can offer peace of mind and assurance that if something does go wrong, the financial costs will be minimised. Whilst most tenants take good care of the property they are leasing, those that don’t may intentionally cause extensive damage. And any […]

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These days, a good number of prospective tenants own a pet. (Over 50% of all Australian households own a cat or a dog). As a landlord, allowing pets or not is a personal choice. In a buoyant market landlords can afford to say no. However, there are a lot of good tenants who do have […]

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  Renting a property quickly to the right tenant is essentially the most important task any property manager can do for their client, but it doesn’t always run as smoothly as anticipated. There may be contributing factors, which property manager and landlord need to discuss and remedy together to achieve the result both parties are […]

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Many rental properties owners across the country are benefiting from depreciation claims. But what does this mean exactly? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recognises that even though property prices generally rise, the structure and contents of a building lose value over time. It seems counter intuitive but this form of ‘depreciation’ provides a tax break […]

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The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has identified a number of common mistakes in the tax returns of many rental property owners. Their website devotes an entire page to outlining these tax issues The common errors include the following: Claiming the purchase cost of the land component as part of the cost of constructing the rental […]

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Buying an investment property is a big deal. So once you’ve taken that step it’s imperative you find a knowledgeable and reliable property manager who has your best interests at heart. A good place to start when looking for a property manager is to ask friends and family. A referred property manager can simplify the […]

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Don’t let property management language confuse you. We have compiled a list of the most commonly used terms and their definitions. Tenancy Databases – contain information about the renting history of certain tenants. A landlord or estate agent can pay a membership fee to access a database when choosing a tenant. As a member, they […]

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When you come to leasing your property there is little that is more important than the Condition Report. Why ? Because this document and the associated photographs determine the condition of the property at the commencement of the tenancy. Often owners are too focused on what their agent charges in terms of letting fees rather […]

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All a Landlord Wants

There are only three things that landlords want when they lease out their property: A good tenant that looks after the property Rent paid on time Growth in the value of their investment. That all seems pretty simple doesn’t it. So why are there so many problems when properties are leased and managed ? The […]

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Whether it’s the fact that Victoria’s population is growing quickly or just that Sandhurst is becoming more popular, demand for rentals at Sandhurst is increasing. Sandhurst offers tenant a broad range of services that are not available to those renting in the average suburb. Sandhurst tenants can make use of the Sandhurst Health Club with […]

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