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Changing Property Management Companies in 2021

For most property investors, the moment you realise you should change property management companies is when it’s too late. After speaking to many of my clients, it’s obvious there were a lot of red flags over the years that they should have picked up on but didn’t. This was either through lack of experience or […]

The 20 most common maintenance issues you’ll face as a property investor

Q. What are the most common maintenance issues that you deal with? One of the key ingredients of a smoothly run investment property is having great tradespeople at your disposal. Having maintenance attended to quickly will stop small problems turning into costly issues and will also keep your tenants happy. If you own an investment […]

Attract the best tenants with these three tips

Q. What’s the secret to finding good tenants for my rental property? The key to any good investment property is finding and keeping good tenants. But how do you attract top quality tenants who are going to treat your property like it’s their own and pay their rent on time? In my experience, finding the […]

How to work out the rental value of a property

Q: We’re looking to buy an investment property but not sure if we can trust the rental indicated by the selling agent. How can we accurately work out what we’ll be able to rent the property out for? There are actually a number of factors to take into consideration when deciding how much rent to […]

The most common mistakes landlords make

The most common mistakes newer landlords make and how to avoid them. Becoming a first time landlord can be stressful, especially if you’re taking on the responsibility of managing the tenant and property yourself. But with the right advice and the right team around you, you can look forward to a relatively stress free and […]

How to buy an investment property while you’re still young.

How to buy an investment property while you’re still young. Buying your first investment property is generally considered something you should do later in life, when you have more disposable income and you’ve built up some experience in buying and selling property – usually your family home. While there is nothing wrong with purchasing investment […]

Is your tenant illegally renting your property on Airbnb?

Is your property being illegally sublet on Airbnb without your knowledge? After a lengthy court battle, the Victorian Supreme Court last week found that a couple who rented a St Kilda apartment and then listed it on Airbnb is in breach of their lease. This ruling overturns a previous VCAT hearing which stopped the landlord […]

How to stop late rent payments

Owning an investment property can be one of the most financially rewarding decisions you can make. When property investment runs smoothly, your tenant covers a large portion (if not all) of your mortgage repayments and you gain all the benefits of capital growth with minimal ongoing outlay. But it’s not always smooth sailing and one […]

What to do if your tenant isn’t paying their rent?

One of the risks of owning an investment property is your tenant not paying their rent. As agents, we do what we can to minimise the risk of this occurring by checking prospective tenant’s employment, previous rental history and ‘bad tenant’ databases. But peoples financial situations can change and even after doing all the relevant […]

The secret to attracting the best tenants for your investment property

The secret to attracting the best tenants for your investment property. The key to any good investment property is finding and keeping good tenants. But how do you attract top quality tenants who are going to treat your property like it’s their own and consistently pay their rent on time? Here’s three things you should […]