Property owners: Is self-managing for you?

Self-managing your property: The pros and cons  For many property owners, the natural step after purchasing an investment property is deciding how they plan to...

Do I need to lodge tenant information to the tenancy database?

Reader Question:  "As a private landlord, do I need to lodge tenant information to the national tenancy database to let others know about rent defaulters...

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...

Double glazed windows and your investment property

Double glazed windows aren’t just a luxury. In fact, they're a pragmatic, forward-thinking option for landlords who want to increase the value and energy savings...

A closer look at the most common home emergencies

Are you protected against home emergencies? Home emergencies requiring urgent repairs can become a significant inconvenience – and often a nightmare – for landlords, tenants...

Renovate your rental property between tenancies

Renovating and cleaning hacks  The time between one tenant moving out and the next arriving is prime time to get into your investment property and...

Landlords share their tricks of the trade

We recently surveyed Rent.com.au Landlords for their views on what makes a successful landlord to understand their experiences. Landlords were asked to submit the...

Get the best out of your landlord and tenant relationship

More often than not, tenants and landlords want a well-maintained property that is securely leased, and provides income and return on investment. Both tenants and...

Choosing to appoint a property manager to manage your rental

Deciding to appoint a property manager for your investment portfolio can reduce your time commitment as a landlord. While self-managing a property might appeal to...

Avoiding breaches of tenancy law | Joondanna case study

DID you know tenants must be provided with information prior to their name being posted on a tenancy database?  They must also be given an opportunity to...