My tenant is vacating earlier than the notice date

"My tenant's lease is expiring on May 10, but I need the property back vacant by June 29. My property management agreement contract requires...

Could your investment property be holding you back?

As savvy property investors, you know how important it is to regularly evaluate the properties in your portfolio. By Helen Collier-Kogtevs, Managing Director with Real...
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Do I have to notify the tenant if my address changes?

"I have changed my address and it is now different to the one specified in my tenant’s tenancy agreement. Do I have to notify...

What is stamp duty and how does it work?

"What is stamp duty and how does it work in New South Wales?" Owner, NSW We asked Brighter Finance Director, Marcus Roberts for his advice. "Stamp...

Is it worth fixing my current loan to protect me from rate rises?

"Interest rates haven’t moved for a long time, but is it worth fixing some or all of my current loan to protect me from...

Can I attend the routine inspection with my agent and talk to the tenant?

"My property is managed by an agent. Am I entitled to attend the routine inspection with the agent and chat to the tenant if...

Why will my property manager communicate with me?

"What are the main reasons my property manager will need to communicate with me and what form will that typically take?" Owner, WA We asked...
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Evicting a tenant: What can we do?

"We have a tenant in our flat who signed a short-term four-week lease. Two weeks in, we've realised they're dishonest and there's suspicious activity happening. We...

Screening questions for past landlords, employers and friends

Don't underestimate the importance of the screening process when filling your vacant property. Being thorough with your potential tenant's references will go a long...

Do I need to arrange maintenance, or will the agent do that for me?

"My property is being managed by an agent. Do I need to arrange maintenance to the property myself?" (Owner, NSW) We asked LJ Hooker Gosford Business Development...