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  • What is the value of great tenants?

    Its often overlooked just how important it is to have great tenants. Not only does it promote goodwill within the community – there’s nothing worse than putting people into your home who upset the neighbours – but there’s a huge financial upside too. Here are 3 reasons to look after … Read more

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  • What happens if your tenant does not pay their rent?

    So the big question – “what happens if your tenant doesn’t pay their rent?” “Rental arrears can impact the performance of your investment property and if not managed correctly, the relationship between a tenant and a landlord can turn pear-shaped very quickly. Balancing the fine line between acknowledging the sometimes … Read more

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  • Knowing the rules of repairing and replacing appliances

    It is often asked to us by our Landlords to insert a special condition in the Tenancy Agreement, which states that in an event an appliance should cease operating during the term of the tenant, it will not be repaired of replaced. Such clauses are in fact in breach of the … Read more

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  • Why regular routine inspections are crucial

    When thinking of routine inspections, the general assumption is that the only reason they are carried out is to check up on tenants. But in reality, making sure a tenant is properly looking after a property is only one of the reasons inspections are carried out. One key purpose is … Read more

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  • Why landlord insurance is becoming more important than ever

    Becoming a property investor can be rewarding and as a landlord you expect some sort of financial return on renting your property. As with any investment there is some degree of risk, which can take a variety of forms. A good way for landlords safeguard against potential loss is to … Read more

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  • Is your investment property in best shape?

    What are the Four Types of Property Maintenance Although the days may feel long and dark, there is now only two months until spring begins. This is traditionally a time when savvy investors turn their attention to the condition of their investment properties and how they can be improved to meet … Read more

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  • Breaking a lease, who’s responsible for what?

    The sudden need to move house can happen for a variety of reasons – the loss of a job, getting a new job, a family crisis, financial issues or relationship breakdown, just to name a few. But it’s an urban myth that a tenant handing over the keys to a … Read more

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  • Landlord Insurance – Is your policy current and up to date?

    If you are unsure what level of coverage is best for you, your property manager can give you some guidance. We’ve listed the MUST HAVES in your policy: . Damage from animals to the interior of your property, not including your tenants’ pets or vermin and pests. . The effects … Read more

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  • Warrnambool stores continue to open late in lead up to Christmas

    Retail therapy: Daizy Boutique owner Maree Wills supports the monthly late night shopping initiative which began in Warrnambool in June. Shoppers made the most of late night shopping on Friday night in Warrnambool, taking their time to browse the shops. The initiative is in its third month and is gaining momentum … Read more

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