Landlord’s Responsibilities for Deck & Balcony Safety

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In response to a number of accidents on decks and balconies a new guide to deck and balcony safety has been announced. Landlords will need to consider this as well as the requirement to ensure that their rented premises are in a reasonable state of repair.

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Five Common Pitfalls of Property Investors


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Whether you’re looking to invest in your first or fifth property, everyone can learn a thing or two from these some common investor mistakes. [Read more…]

Topical Information and Tips for Landlords

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With the Financial Year End soon upon us tax matters may be the foremost concern for landlords. However, there are also a number of practical property management issues that landlords should be made aware of or reminded about to avoid any unpleasant surprises. [Read more…]

Reasons why your investment property is empty

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Buying an investment property is one thing. Attracting the right tenants is another. If you are struggling to find tenants, you may be committing one or more classic landlord mistakes.

In order for your property to consistently attract tenants, it must be let out at a reasonable rental rate, be readily accessible to potential tenants, be well maintained and have the right features for comfortable living. [Read more…]

Termite troubles: Why regular termite inspections of your investment property are essential


They may be tiny, but termites have the power to completely dismantle your property investment dreams. Regular termite inspections are an essential part of property maintenance for all investors. [Read more…]

Smart ways to maximise the return from your rental property

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Leasing out a property and then waiting to watch the money roll in is not exactly a winning investment strategy. Landlords need to work to ensure their property gets them the returns they want.

Here are a few ways to increase your rental returns. [Read more…]

4 Investment Property Enhancing Maintenance and Renovation Tips

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Four tips on property maintenance and renovation that can enhance your property’s rentability and save you money in the long run [Read more…]

Land Tax – The Basics You Need To Know

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It’s Land Tax Time Again

Property owners will have either received your Land Tax notice or it’s in the mail to you.

We have received our Land Tax notice, the first payment is due on 11 March followed by another on 10 April and the final installment on 12 May. [Read more…]

Current Topics and Trends in Local Property Ownership

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Here’s an update from K.G.Hurst Real Estate in Eastwood, Sydney, on the current topics and trends in local Property Ownership. [Read more…]

Sydney property investor predictions for 2014

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With the current talk about a property boom, it’s easy to believe that property investment is a golden ticket to Easy Street. But you shouldn’t jump in blindly just because the word is that the market is hot. Good investment still requires good research, and in the new year good research and careful decision making might just save you from the disappointment of an underperforming investment. [Read more…]