Everything landlords need to know about ending a tenancy

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When it comes time to end a tenancy, there are various rules and procedures that landlords need to follow. These rules differ from state to state, but the NSW regulations are a great starting point for landlords.

Here’s how you can work with your property manager to ensure the process remains as pain-free as possible. [Read more...]

5 warning signs that your rental property manager isn’t doing their job

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Your relationship with a rental property manager is built on trust. After all, they’re looking after one of your biggest investments. But how can you tell if your current property manager is really pulling their weight? Here are some early warning signs that indicate it might be time to move on. [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You Should Rent Out Your Property the Easy Way

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Ask many seasoned property investors and they’ll tell you an experienced property manager is worth their weight in gold.

Why?

A good property manager can add significant value to your investment and make your life a whole lot easier. [Read more...]

The Australian Property Management Market: Why This is the Lucky Country

Australian property management market

Over the past decade, the Australian property management market has experienced huge growth, putting us well ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to expert property management.

Australians love bricks and mortar, and it turns out we also value a service that can protect our hard-earned property investments. It’s no surprise then that Australia is proving itself to be a world leader in property management. If we take a look at how other countries run their property management systems, it becomes clear that we are indeed the lucky country. [Read more...]

Common problems related to self-managing your rental property

Landlords can save money by self-managing their rental property. But if they get it wrong, it can turn out to be a costly disaster. They may not have the necessary knowledge to exercise state and national regulations, which can also turn into a mess. [Read more...]

Why your rental property needs a home handbook


A home handbook is a resourceful guide for occupants to turn to when a particular situation arises. Landlords should supply their new tenants with one upon moving in so they can turn to the handbook in times of need.

Learn how to compile your own and why they’re so important. [Read more...]

The importance of rental appraisals

Are you charging your tenants too little, too much or just the right amount of rent? To be certain, an expert appraisal can give you the confidence you need to get your desired rental price.

A rental appraisal is when a licensed professional

2 Top Tips for Avoiding Tenant Litigation

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Landlords can find themselves having to worry about an abundance of issues when owning a rental property, that they often overlook some of the obvious ones that can lead to litigation.

Most of the major causes of landlord-tenant litigation include problematic late fees, failing to issue proper notices, renting without a tenancy agreement, illegal property use and conditions in need of repair. [Read more...]

Insights into Property Management: Your Responsibilites as a Landlord

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Many investment property owners hire a property manager to look after their property, or multiple properties, so they can focus on their own lives and job. But little do they know that they’re still responsible for their investment property, despite contracting an agent to work on their behalf.

Here is a list of what responsibilities you’re still subject to as a landlord:

Follow up reports

Ignorance is not bliss and landlords cannot afford to be in the dark where their property is concerned. That’s why you must make an effort to regularly keep in contact with your property manager agent to ensure everything is running smoothly.

This is easily achieved by following up your rental property reports. Your agent should ideally be sending them out to you every three months. Reports should outline tenant rental payment history, maintenance, property inspections, issued notices and any other information regarding the property.

By being aware of such information, you heave peace of mind knowing your rental property is being managed legally and efficiently. Remember, there are tenants out there who very much know their rights. If you do not know your landlord rights or are following up your reports, you could be taken advantage of.

Work through problems with your property manager

Have you discovered that an undesirable tenant is living in your rental property? While some tenants travel a tough road and have resorted to taking matters into their own hands (which sometimes is their only option), you’re first port of call should actually be to speak with your property manager first.

It’s much more effective to deal with and work through tenant/rental property issues with your property manager. Ask them what has gone on. You can also refer to your reports and decide for yourself whether your agent has acted appropriately. If not, you can solve the issue by suggesting to take another course of action that will yield better results.

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When is the best time to change property managers?

time to change property managers

There’s a right time for everything and you already know your existing property manager is no longer performing. So when is it optimal to change property managers?

  • When renewing a lease?
  • Signing new tenants?
  • Or when the property manager is no longer meeting your expectations?

Let’s take a look at two instances when you should consider ending your contract with your previous property manager and hiring a new one: [Read more...]