Airbnb is one of the biggest sharing economy successful stories but not everyone is happy with its achievements. First up, there’s the various State Governments, which are missing out on council rates from residential properties operating — more or less — like businesses but not paying their way. When it comes to apartment blocks, other owners and
So, you’ve finally secured the purchase of your first investment property, and decided to engage the services of a property manager to keep on top of it for you. Or perhaps you’ve built a solid little portfolio of a few properties that you’re finding it hard to juggle, so you need a property manager to
Can you guess how many pets there are in Australia? Well, there are actually more pets than people! According to the RSPCA, there are more 25 million pets in our country. But here’s the thing: it’s estimated that more than half of rental properties have a no pets policy. So what do these statistics mean?
A report published recently aired many tenant grievances and seemed to indicate that most landlords are doing “the wrong thing”. The report received a lot of press coverage, but unfortunately that’s not surprisingly given there does seem to be a bias when it comes to the tenant/landlord relationship in the media. In fact, the media’s
When I recommend one or a group of students as tenants the immediate reaction of many landlords is often one of fear and trepidation. These feelings are probably based on memories of their own years as a student – and all the things that happened back then – wild parties, large groups moving in and
When it comes to renting out an investment property at the right price, many landlords can be at a loss as to where they should begin. Some believe that their property is quite simply the “bees knees” so it must be worth far more than what it perhaps is. Then there are those investors who
You can’t have successful property investment without tenants but too many landlords pay scant regard to their tenants – to their financial detriment. I’m sure you’re aware, one of the keys to property investment success is cash flow and that generally comes from your tenants paying rent for your property over the long-term. Many novice
Property investment remains one of the best ways to create wealth but success depends on much more than just property selection and location. You see… property investment also involves people – namely landlords (that’s you) and tenants. Throughout the residential tenancy, you as the landlord have various responsibilities which must be upheld. Across the country, there is state-specific