Tag: property owner advice

My tenant has not listed pets on the lease, but now...

"Tenants applied for our rental with no listed pets on the agreement, but they now have a kitten." We asked Jarrad Mahon for his advice.

Increase your property’s ROI with these 4 lighting ideas

There are many ways to increase the Return on Investment (ROI) performance of property assets for landlords and homeowners. Adding value to a home...

Could you be managing a drug lab?

Australia’s burgeoning illicit drug epidemic means clandestine drug laboratories (clan labs) are a growing concern for landlords and property managers. Recognise the drug lab signs Hundreds...

Owners urged to ‘child-proof’ investments to avoid liability

Australian property managers and landlords are urged to ‘child-proof’ their investment properties to keep tenants safe and avoid legal liability risks.

Smoke alarm safe: Consumer Protection’s update for WA owners

The Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations) in Western Australia require the owner of a dwelling to have compliant smoke alarms installed: prior to the...

Natural disasters – Information for landlords

Fair Trading can help you with renting issues in a natural disaster. Fair Trading NSW has prepared the following information to assist you in...

What if I want a higher than recommended rent for my...

Reader Question "What should I do if I want a rent amount for my property that’s higher than the agent has recommended?" – Sarah We asked...

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 leftover belongings in the property. What are my rights...

Double glazed windows and your investment property

Double glazed windows aren’t just a luxury. In fact, they're a pragmatic, forward-thinking option for landlords who want to increase the value and energy savings...

Can I ask a student’s parents to be responsible for rent...

Reader Question:  "When leasing to university students, is it fair and reasonable to add an addendum to the Tenancy Agreement requesting the students’ parents be...