What you need to self manage your rental property

Ready to self-manage? It's decision time.  As a landlord you can choose to either manage your rental property yourself or have it managed by a...

Essential tools for carrying out home improvements

If you want to get more involved with DIY, whether as a hobby or to save money, there are certain tools you’re going to...

What tax deductions can I claim on my rental property?

Knowing what expenses to claim on your investment property at the end of the financial year can be confusing for many landlords and investors. Guest...

Tax time: Obtaining and owning a rental property

When investing in a rental property, you'll need to keep records right from the start and work out what you can and can’t claim...

How to sell your tenanted rental property

Selling an investment property while your tenants are still living in the home can make financial sense if you're an investor. Timing your market move...

Steps to take when your tenant gives notice to vacate

Time is always of the essence when it comes to a notice to vacate. As a self-managing landlord, it's important for you to be proactive...

QLD homes aren’t following smoke alarm legislation

A surprising number of Queensland households do not have operational smoke alarms installed, a report has revealed.  Research by Queensland's Fire and Emergency Service has...

Managing your investment property over the holidays

The holidays period is a good opportunity to look over your investment property and measure what's working against what needs to change. Are your tenants...

What to do when your tenant can’t pay the rent

A tenant who can't pay the rent is a key concern for landlords. After all, you have expenses that need paying whether the tenant has paid...

How is property depreciation calculated?

With a new understanding of property depreciation, you may be wondering how you calculate depreciation on your investment property assets. Sponsored article courtesy of Washington...