How to handle tribunal and bond claims

After a peaceful three years without any NCAT hearings, I've had a run of them over the last three months, varying from tenant evictions to simple bond claims. Guest...

An investor’s guide to renovating a rental property

Considering a home renovation? There are two main rules you must consider.  Guest post - Sarah Latham, Latham Cusack Property Services Don’t renovate a rental...
Hidden Risks DIY Renovation

The five hidden risks behind DIY renovating

If you’ve ever renovated your own home or investment properties, even on a small scale, then you know how satisfying it can be to...

Preparing your investment property for summer

If you own one investment property or many, it's important to keep them in good condition, firstly so you attract and retain good tenants...

Landlords: The links you need for your next lease agreement

Each state and territory in Australia has its own government agency and regulatory requirements that property owners acting as landlords must comply with. There...

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...