Should my property be checked for termites?

"Should I have my property checked regularly for termites? Is it worth the expense?" We asked Kyla Dawson at K&C Real Estate for her advice.

Could you be managing a drug lab?

Australia’s burgeoning illicit drug epidemic means clandestine drug laboratories (clan labs) are a growing concern for landlords and property managers. Recognise the drug lab signs Hundreds...

Window cleaning maintenance for property owners

As a window cleaner, I believe windows are one of the more underrated property features. Guest post - Paul Routledge, owner/operator of Twenty20 Window Cleaning. Picture...

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...

Opinion: Finally, some clarity on depreciation deductions

The property market has finally received some clarity in relation to the Government’s plan to reduce depreciation deductions for residential properties. It’s good news...

Good habits for tax-smart property investors

LJ Hooker offers the following good habits to help property investors navigate tax time. Which of these points are most relevant to you? Article reproduced...

New Zealand fire prompts reminder to check smoke alarms

A NEW Zealand case involving a fire at a property with no smoke detectors fitted is a strong reminder for Australian landlords to become familiar...

5 things to look for in a property manager

Whether you’ve just bought an investment property or you’re hoping to spend less time on your existing properties, you might be looking into hiring...

Perth landlord fined for treatment of elderly tenant

A landlady who entered a rental property illegally to conduct renovations and change the locks while the elderly tenant was in hospital has been...

Tax time: Property investors, are you tax ready?

As a new property investor, it is worth speaking to a professional tax accountant to get a good understanding of what you can and cannot claim.