Managing your property

Landlord rights and responsibilities: Collecting a rental bond

Being a landlord is more than just collecting rents and maintaining property. It’s about relationships, open communication and mutual trust. As a landlord, it's...

Property owners: Is self-managing for you?

Photo: iStock/KittisakJirasittichai. Purchased an investment property? The next step for many property owners is deciding how to...

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...

Landlords beware: Are you smoke alarm compliant?

WITH just over a week until the official start of winter, it’s a good time for landlords to ensure their smoke alarms are working.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Landlord tips to help tenants with termite protection

If you have tenants whose homes are at risk of termite infestation or if your landlords want to put preventive measures in place, here are...

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...