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Leasing your property

‘We prefer to lease to DHA than to lease it privately – that’s the honest truth.’

This blog post was sponsored by Defence Housing Australia. With a large investment portfolio, a number...

Can I ask for a higher rent if my property is furnished?

Reader Question:  "Based on your experience, roughly how much extra could I collect in rent if...

Landlords beware – blinds and curtain cords can kill

IN light of a recent incident of the near strangulation of a toddler in a...

How much and how often can I increase the rent?

Reader Question:  "As a property owner, how often and by how much can you increase your...

Landlords, get the most out of your property’s Walk Score

In an effort to improve the user experience for Renters, Landlords and Property Managers alike,...

Tenant vacates

Steps to take when your tenant gives notice to vacate

Time is always of the essence when it comes to a notice to vacate. As a...

What should I do with a tenant’s leftover belongings?

Reader Question: "I’m a landlord and have just had my property vacated. The tenants still have...

Should landlords change the locks between tenants?

Is changing the locks an unreasonable task or a necessary safety precaution? With many tenants potentially...

Renovate your rental property between tenancies

Renovating and cleaning hacks  The time between one tenant moving out and the next arriving is...

Avoiding breaches of tenancy law | Joondanna case study

DID you know tenants must be provided with information prior to their name being posted on...