Once a tenancy ends and the residents have vacated, a Landlord/Property Manager should conduct a thorough inspection of property to see what needs to be taken care of before the start of the next tenancy. Also, this should help in finding issues that the previous tenant should be responsible for.

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As we embark on another year, Property Investors, Property Managers and Landlords are perhaps considering making a few changes to property investments. These 2019 trends will help your property rental stand out and show that you care that tenants live in a comfortable and pleasing home.

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In 2018, research showed that 36 per cent of first-time home buyers opted to invest in property and continue to rent instead of buying a home to live in. The data gathered by the 2018 Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) discovered that “rentvesting” is an investment strategy that has been around for a long time.

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As Landlord/Property Manager, you’re always responsible for emergency repairs, but what’s the best way to proceed to avoid further issues? Here are a few tips to remember.

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Preparing your rental property for the start of a new tenancy includes making sure appliances are not only functioning, but that they’re working well. This ensures a safety, comfort and ease of mind for both Tenant and Landlord/Property Manager. Here’s how you can test common household appliances to see if they’re in good working condition.

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Do you have a rental property which you feel is likely to appeal to a family as the demographic of tenants? Properties in school catchment areas, with a fully fenced and secure yard, near parks and shops will often appeal to families. Families in general tend to look for similar features to settle down and grow roots and some of these features are below:

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In the last month, Brisbane proved to be the only major state capital in Australia to have home values rise. According to the CoreLogic November hedonic home value index, Brisbane home values increased 0.1 per cent, while Sydney’s and Melbourne’s went down.

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Smart home technology has come a long way since lights you can switch on or off with a clap. They’re not only fun, but incredibly convenient and can even add an extra touch of security to any home. If you’re able, you can make a few smart upgrades to make your property rental more appealing to potential tenants and to market it with a significantly higher rent.

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No matter what time of the year it is, your property rental’s lawn or garden should be in top shape. It would be easy to hire a professional, but there are some tips you can remember when it comes to simple maintenance. These pointers are also eco-friendly for a lusher, healthier environment for you and your greenery.

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Property investors and property managers getting ready to market a property should have a plan ready. You’ll want to save time and energy and maximise interest from the best possible tenants. Here’s a checklist of what you can do to get optimal market appeal.

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