Landlord Advice

Tips for landlords & property owners

Comparing DHA’s service fee to property management fees

While both charge a percentage of net rent, DHA’s service fee and traditional property management fees provide...

The importance of tenant screening: Questions worth asking their references

As a property owner or landlord, the screening process for selecting tenants should never be underestimated.

5 tips to craft the perfect rental property listing

Attention landlords and property investors: it's time to step up your online rental game.

Common mistakes to avoid in your property listing

Are you ready to advertise your property for rent? To improve your chance of advertising success, there are a few common mistakes to avoid.

What are the most important features to highlight in my property...

Here's what you need to know to attract the attention of your future tenant.

Get the best out of your investment property over Christmas

The holiday period is a good opportunity to look over your investment property and measure what's working against what needs to change.

How to reduce investment property ownership risks with DHA

Here are 4 risks associated with owning an investment property and how DHA can help reduce your exposure.

Steps to take when your tenant gives notice of intention to...

When a tenant provides a notice of intention to vacate, time is of the essence. Use this guide to get the best out of your next vacate.

Are apartments a good investment?

Not so long ago there was a belief that it was better to invest in a house or duplex rather than an apartment.

Landlords: Your rights and responsibilities at the final inspection

When a tenant vacates your property, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities to avoid disputes and potentially save time and money.

6 secrets a building pest inspection report can reveal

Purchasing a property? Here are six secrets a building pest inspection report can reveal.

The repairs cost more than my tenant’s bond: What now?

“What happens if the cost of repairs to my investment property is higher than the bond the tenant has paid?” (Owner, WA)

What every first-time property investor needs to know

What are the most important things to look for when investing in a property for the first time? It’s a commonly asked question among budding investors.

Can I have a copy of the keys to my property...

As a landlord in Brisbane, do I have a right to have copies of the keys to my property if it’s managed by an agent? If so, when am I permitted to use them?

Should I rent my house out during the Christmas period?

"I'm considering turning my house over to an agent in South Australia towards the end of the year. What are the chances of renting out my house just before the Christmas period?"

How much and how often can I increase the rent?

"As a property owner, how often and by how much can you increase your rental property rent, per annum?"

How can I protect my property while allowing pets?

"What is the best way to protect my property while also allowing my tenant to have a pet?" We asked Jarrad Mahon for his advice.

Victoria: New rules for gas and electricity safety checks

New rules and processes are in place around gas and electricity safety checks for Victorian rental providers.

Can I insist my tenants use a professional cleaner?

"Can I insist my tenants use a professional cleaner on their vacate, even to the point where this is included in the original tenancy agreement?"

How to get your Property Condition Report correct

Disputes relating to the condition of a property at the end of a tenancy are not uncommon.

My tenant cut down my tree. Can I ask for compensation?

"My tenant has cut down a large tree on my property. It was a key feature of the...