Posts Tagged ‘landlords’

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 »

Property Investor News | Pets

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THE BENEFITS IN ALLOWING PETS INTO YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

It is becoming increasingly common for landlords to allow tenants to have a pet in their property. There can be many advantages and opportunities of allowing pets on the tenancy agreement, but before you decide, make sure you consider the following pros and cons.

Increase your chances of finding a tenant

In recent years, the percentage … Read the full post »

Can I use my Superannuation to buy a house?

The Answer is Yes, Yes, Yes!
We hear the question, ‘Can I use my Super to buy a house?’, so often, we decided to put together this informative guide to answer that very question.

The good news is there are ways that superannuation can be used to buy a house. But before you jump on the phone to your super fund and demand all your money in crisp $100 notes, we have … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Tax Time

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WANT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET? DEPRECIATION IS THE KEY.

With the end of financial year just around the corner, now is the time to re -visit the tax advantages of owning an investment property. This includes arranging to have a tax depreciation schedule completed on your investment property.

Why is it important to have a tax depreciation schedule completed?
The preparation of a tax … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Tree Disputes

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TREE DISPUTES – WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT?

Neighbourhood disputes are hard enough to deal with at the best of times but when your property is tenanted it makes it a little more difficult as the information is often second or third hand. Tree disputes can vary from minor issues such as a tree/branch overhanging your garden and needing pruning to large branches … Read the full post »

Why is selling your house in Winter a good idea?

We’ll tell you why and how to sell your house this Winter
Are you sitting on the fence about whether you should be selling your house in Winter? You’ll find this article packed full of advice and tips. You’ll be climbing off that fence and pitching a for sale sign in your front yard ASAP.
Winter Vs Spring
Real estate folklore is that Spring is the season to sell. That if you want … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Capital Gain or Cash Flow

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CAPITAL GAIN OR CASH FLOW – WHICH GOAL IS BEST FOR YOU?

There are two main objectives for property investors – cash flow and capital gain. While it’s quite realistic to set out to achieve both of these goals, the two should at least be considered separately and prioritised before making your move.

Capital Gain

There are two … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Landlord Insurance

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LANDLORD INSURANCE

There are many types of landlord insurance available and although you don’t need all of them, it is essential that you know the ones you do need for your investment property (and the ones you don’t).

Standard building and contents insurance – more commonly … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Ingoing Inspections

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AN EXAMPLE OF WHY WE DO INGOING PROPERTY INSPECTION REPORTS

It is not always easy picking the right tenant but it is worth the extra work involved in getting all the necessary checks and references in place before you allow someone to move into your home.

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