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Property Investment News | Pest Control

Are tenants responsible for pest control?

Who is responsible for getting rid of pests in a rental property? This can be a common area of complaint from both landlords and tenants.

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This is understandable because the guidelines for ‘who is responsible for getting rid of pests within a rental property’ is not so black and white. It depends on certain details in a scenario … Read the full post »

Buying at Auction | Guardian Realty

Auction, Auction, Auction! That’s all we’re hearing at the moment. And whether you love them or hate them, they’re here to stay.

Here’s some important Auction information and the answers to some frequently asked questions:

How to Buy at Auction

In order to buy at Auction you must make a bid.

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If you bid is the highest bid taken by the Auctioneer and is above the … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Tips to boost your rental yield in 2021

Securing strong rental yields from rental income should be the strategy of many property investors. Strengthening this further does not always have to wait until market conditions improve. Here are a few tips to consider:

Adding security
Ensuring that doors and windows have good key locks, and even adding a security alarm provides peace of mind and sense of wellbeing and safety. Tenants can also receive a discount on their tenant contents … Read the full post »

The Countdown to Moving Day | Guardian Realty

Moving to a new home is usually very exciting, but sometimes you wish you could just blink and have it all taken care of. So much to do! Here’s a few tips to make Moving Day a little less stressful, starting with the preparation a month out:

1 month before M-Day

1.  Book a removalist as soon as you can, so you don’t miss out. Make sure your removalist has the appropriate … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Landscaping on a Budget

Need to landscape your investment property on a budget?

Recycled paving – buying products such as pavers or bricks from Marketplace and Gumtree is a great way to save some money on materials, otherwise you can find pavers in good condition from people simply changing their existing pavers. Just 10m2 is enough for an outdoor setting. Ideally a shade sail over the paved area will make the space … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Budgeting for Success

Budget for success with your investment property

Budgeting does not solely apply to balancing the books of a company or a household budget, it is also essential to the successful financial planning when owning an investment property.

Intelligent property investors are very mindful they should prepare a budget to cover all contingencies throughout the lifetime of owning their investment property.

 

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It is vital that careful … Read the full post »

The Buying Process | Guardian Realty

The 101 on how to Buy a Home

Every day people decide to buy property, and for lots of different reasons. Whether it’s your first home, your forever home, an investment property or a holiday home, the process is fairly similar – find a property, make an offer, buy the home – but here’s the bits in-between that sometimes get a bit confusing:

1. Get your finances in order. Speak to your … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Clean now, save later

While property managers make it clear to tenants that they must clean their leased property to a high standard before they vacate, condition reports do allow for inevitable wear and tear on a rental property after long leases and multiple tenants.

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A property can appear to be scrupulously clean at first glance, but the natural ageing of high-use areas such as hallways, lounge … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Selling a Tenanted Investment Property

Selling a tenanted property brings with it all kinds of obstacles, some foreseen and others can be slightly challenging. If your preference is to have the property vacant, you have flexible access for inspections and you don’t need to consider the tidiness of the property. On the downside, you are not receiving rental income during the marketing and sales campaign.

By allowing tenants to remain in the home, you improve the … Read the full post »

The Selling Process | Guardian Realty

You’ve made the decision to move, now what?
Home owners make the decision to sell their property every day of the week for a number of reasons – they could have outgrown their home, or the kids may have moved out and it’s time to downsize. Family could be moving in (hello in-law-accommodation), or the layout just doesn’t flow the way it should anymore. Maybe a job opportunity in a different … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Re-leasing your Property

Tenants moving out and it’s time to re-lease?
Here are eight top tips to ensure your property is as well-presented as possible.

– Street appeal is of paramount importance. You should ensure that your windows, doors and gutters are clean and that your pathway is clear. External paintwork should be touched up and endeavor to keep your garden looking healthy and well maintained.

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– Repair … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Wear and Tear

What the term “fair wear & tear” means when it comes to making allowances for tenants
Some landlords question us when we tell them that we are required by law to make an allowance for fair wear and tear in their property. Unlike what you may think, this is by no means an excuse to let tenants get away with damaging your property.

The fact is, the older a property becomes and … Read the full post »

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