Posts Tagged ‘investment property’

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 »

Property Investor News | Summer Storms

Roof Maintenance
From all reports, its going to be a wet summer. In processing many landlord storm damaged ceilings claims, flooring etc due to water leaks over the years, the majority of claims were not fully covered as the roofs had not been maintained. This included gutter and downpipe cleaning.

A well-maintained roof is essential for the security and safety of those living in your investment. A solid roof will keep your … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Tenant Numbers on the Rise

According to a recent report, the number of Australian renters will rise
A new report produced by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australian home ownership: past reflections, future directions, looks at the levels of homeownership in Australia since World War II and what we can expect in the future.

Owning a property, for many Australians, is still one of the key things they want to accomplish in their life. It’s still … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Smoke Alarms

New Smoke Alarm Obligations for Landlords

Landlords need to ensure that smoke alarms installed in their investment properties are in working order, correct location and the correct number for the size of the house. A penalty will apply for landlords who fail to comply by NSW Fair Trading.

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At the beginning of every new tenancy and every year the landlord must:
• Ensure smoke alarms … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Water Usage

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Tenancy Water Usage Charges

To charge a tenant for water usage in NSW your property must have the following water efficiency measures:-
• all internal cold water taps and single mixer taps for kitchen sinks or bathroom hand basins must flow maximum flow rate of 9 litres a minute
• all showerheads must have a maximum flow rate of 9 litres a minute
• at the … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | How to bullet-proof your investment property when the market becomes competitive

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The effects of COVID-19 on the property market may take some to be realised. Like everything else that’s affected, which is largely all parts of society, it can feel overwhelming to think about all the possible outcomes. This is why it’s particularly important in the current environment to focus on what you can do to look after yourself, your loved ones and … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Buying Property with a Friend

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Entering the property market with someone has many perks. You’ve got someone else to help you bear the burden of a deposit and repayments, plus you may have complementary skill sets and knowledge that makes the investment and management process easier. That’s not to say that there aren’t downsides whether it’s a spouse, business partner or friend.

Even if you technically own half … Read the full post »