Screening questions for past landlords, employers and friends

Don't underestimate the importance of the screening process when filling your vacant property. Being thorough with your potential tenant's references will go a long...

Do I need to arrange maintenance, or will the agent do that for me?

"My property is being managed by an agent. Do I need to arrange maintenance to the property myself?" (Owner, NSW) We asked LJ Hooker Gosford Business Development...

How will an agent qualify a prospective tenant for my property?

"What are the main ways an agent will qualify a prospective tenant for my property?" (Owner, WA) We asked managing director/licensee at Investors Edge Real...

Pets under the rental property pinch

New analysis suggests that pets are being squeezed out of the rental market. SPONSORED BY TERRI SCHEER INSURANCE Only eight currently available rental properties in Sydney...

Is there a standard timeframe for me to receive rent?

“Is there a standard timeframe for me to receive the rent from my property, or does this vary from agency to agency?” – Owner,...

Does my agent’s location impact their ability to manage my property?

"Is an agent's location important to their ability to manage my property properly?" (Owner, VIC) We asked Metro Property Management Director, Leah Calnan for her...

Can I ask my tenant to pay for lost keys?

“My vacating tenant has told me he’s lost the keys to the property. I’m not convinced, but what are my rights here? Can I...

I want the house left vacant to sell. Can I ask my tenants to...

“I want my tenants to move out during their fixed-term lease because I want the house vacant when I sell. If I want them...

How do I decide what to invest in?

There are literally dozens (if not hundreds) of ways you can choose to invest in property, so it’s not always easy for investors to...

My tenant has requested maintenance but is never home

“What happens if a tenant requests maintenance on the property, but is never home for repairs to take place? I don’t want to be...