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Should landlords change the locks between tenants?

Is changing the locks an unreasonable task or a necessary safety precaution? With many tenants potentially cutting multiple sets of keys to give to partners...

Outdoor jobs you should tackle in February

As summer draws to a close, you're going to want to get outdoors and take care of some essential outdoor jobs before the cold...

The pros and cons of month-to-month (periodic) agreements

Navigating the Australian rental market isn't easy. Before you begin your search, you need to determine whether you're looking for a short-term or long-term...

Minor repairs on my rental: What can I do?

"Can I do minor repairs on my rental? If so, what sort of minor repairs am I allowed to do? Do I have to...

What you need to self manage your rental property

Ready to self-manage? It's decision time.  As a landlord you can choose to either manage your rental property yourself or have it managed by a...

What can be deducted from my rental bond?

"What can be deducted from your bond when you vacate the premises? Are there common issues to keep an eye out for to avoid...

What does a room need to be a bedroom?

Have you ever wondered what constitutes a bedroom? Turns out, there's no legal definition for a bedroom in Australia. There is, however, consensus as to what...

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...

Opinion: Is it time to abandon renting and buy a home?

Sydney and Melbourne's property markets are projected to cool off this year, helping to regulate the real estate industry. According to a Mortgage Choice Survey,...

Managing your investment property over the holidays

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