Tips on how to attract Gen Y renters to your investment property

Gen Y RentersGeneration Y renters are the new ‘it people’ in the property investment game. Attracting Gen Y can lead to a wider prospective tenant pool, but only if you know how to cater to their needs. [Read more…]

Should you be friends with tenants on social media?

To friend or not to friend your tenants on social media… that is the question.
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How to Report Bad Tenants

TICA is Australia’s largest tenancy database, covering every state and territory. Find out how becoming a registered member of TICA could benefit you if bad tenants are causing headaches. [Read more…]

Why are apartments popular rental choices?

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It’s an age-old debate: apartments vs. houses. What accommodation style do you think will come out on top in Australia’s rental property

Are your expectations for your rental property reasonable?

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Every landlord has conjured up an idea of the perfect tenant or rental property outcome. It might involve cash flow or how much and how often rent should increase. Are your expectations realistic or are they set too high? Is your cash flow positive, but still achievable? [Read more…]

Is your new tenant really who they say they are?

Identity crime is a generic term used to describe the act of a person who fabricates, manipulates or steals and assumes an identity to facilitate a crime. It isn

3 Painful Problems for Landlords that You’ll Want to Avoid

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Bad tenants are primarily viewed as those who recklessly trash homes. But what about the ones who pay rent late or fail to pay up at all? Or those who become friends? Tenants should be kept at arm’s lengths and have their rental property regularly inspected. [Read more…]

Late Fees for Outstanding Rent: Are they for you?

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Renting out investment properties is essentially a business. And like all businesses, penalties are often applied for late payments. Some landlords swear by enforcing late fees on outstanding rent. Should you be charging them too? Is it fair? Is it legal?

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Rental Property Tips: How to Keep Good Tenants

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So you’ve got a good thing going on with great tenants. They pay the rent on time, look after your property with the care it deserves and are pleasant dealing with you and surrounding neighbours.

Here are some tips that can take the mystery out of how to retain your good tenants for longer. [Read more…]

What to do when things go pear shaped with your rental property

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