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Traits of High-Quality Tenants to Remember

Any landlord would want high quality tenants for a hassle-free investment. So, what are some key traits or habits of a great tenant you need to know?

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The Best Questions to Ask Your Tenant’s Previous Landlords

A good Property Manager/Landlord will always check references as part of screening an applying tenant. By asking a few important questions, you can find out concerns regarding the tenant and even potentially avoiding a troublesome one. It’s vital you ask the right sort of questions to avoid any discrimination claims or violations of privacy rights.

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How to Resolve Noise Complaints from Neighbours

Noise complaints can come from both your tenants and their neighbours. Before stepping in to resolve noise complaints, a Property Manager/ Landlord should first evaluate if the complaint is at all valid. Read more

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Fair vs. Excessive Wear and Tear

The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 does not have a specific definition of fair wear and tear, although it is considered to be wear that happens during normal use and changes that happen with ageing.

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Is Your Tenant Planning on Subletting via Hosting Websites? Remind Them of These Issues

A rising trend among Australians is earning extra income through accomodation hosting websites such as Airbnb and Stayz. Tourists on a budget find this temporary living arrangement favorable compared to booking hotels. However, as landlord, what is your place in all of this? Whether you’re agreeable to the idea or not, it’s best to remind your tenants of the issues that will come up if they’re considering short term or holiday subletting.

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10 Renovations That Will Add Instant Value to Your Property Investment

Makeovers can certifiably and significantly increase a property’s value and tenant appeal. There are some renovations investors can undertake to attract a wider scope of tenants as well raise the property value.

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Solar Panel Scheme to Benefit Landlords

In the next month, a $4 million trial will be lofted by the Government with the purpose of helping landlords set up solar panels into their rental properties.

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How to Have a Successful Tenancy from Day One

As a landlord, taking careful steps at the start of a tenancy can prevent any issues and disputes during and at the end of a tenancy.

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Signs Your Property Might Be an Illegal Drug Lab

Investors may never need to come across illegal drugs being cultivated on their properties, but it’s always best to keep an eye out for these things. The manufacture of drugs like marijuana, methamphetamines, and ecstasy show some distinct signs and there are some steps you can take to monitor suspicious activity.
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Lawn and Garden Maintenance in Your Rental Property

Any arrangement pertaining to garden maintenance, including lawns and trees should be stipulated in the tenancy agreement. The Entry condition report (Form 1a) and Exit condition report (Form 14a) should document the condition of the gardens and lawns. Read more