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Tenants moving out of their rental

tenants moving out of their rental20/03/2019

How to make that easier for them. This is the time of year when lots of tenants are moving into their new rental home. It also means a lot of tenants are moving out. Moving out can [...]

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Insulation deadlines

25/02/2019

The deadline for installing insulation in residential rental properties is quickly approaching! I can only imagine how busy some specialist insulation contractors are, and they are not being [...]

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Maintenance - Before you ring the landlord

30/01/2019

We get a number of calls about maintenance in the properties we manage which we are able to help solve over the phone. Below are some of the top maintenance [...] 

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Gardens & your investment property

Gardening14/01/2019

Tenants and landlords have different responsibilities for tasks around the garden. The tenant is responsible for mowing the lawns and weeding the garden beds. The landlord [...]

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Fixed-Term Tenancy vs. Periodic Tenancy

Fixed-term tenancy vs periodic tenancy10/12/2018

Should I have my tenants on a fixed-term tenancy or a periodic tenancy? [...]

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6 Tips to refunding a tenants Bond

Tips to refunding a tenants bond29/11/2018

Before a tenant moves into a property, a landlord should ask the tenant to pay a Bond. A Bond is held as a security in case something goes wrong during the tenancy. When it comes to the [...]

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Preparing your home for rent checklist

Preparing your home for rent checklist22/11/2018

When it comes to renting out your home there are a lot of things that need to be done. Follow the link below to get our checklist to help make that process smoother for you.

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Why you should get a rental appraisal

Why you should get a rental appraisal08/11/2018

Our Business Development Manager, Steven Loveridge offers his view.

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5 Advertising tips to rent your property quicker to quality tenants

Tips for advertising your property for rent02/11/2018

Summer is the time of year when a lot of rental properties become available for rent. How do you stand out from the rest to attract quality tenants and get your property rented faster? 

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Subletting - the ins and outs

26/10/2018

Subletting in residential tenancies has been reported in the media in  the last couple of months, particularly as a result of  a few [...]

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Licensing, Letting Fees and the Law

Property Management law changes12/10/2018

There is an old saying about comparing apples with apples. With property management being firmly in the spotlight of late, and changes called for in licensing, letting fees and tenancy law, Harcourts Grenadier Accommodation Centre Director, Nigel Bowden, takes a look at the issues [...]

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Video marketing your investment property

Video marketing your rental property04/10/2018

When it comes to advertising rental properties, I have been rather surprised at how poorly some properties are being presented [...]

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Pets & your investment property

Pets in your investment property25/09/2018

We complete well over 1000 tenancies per year and a question we are often asked by potential tenants is, are pets allowed in the property as part of the tenancy? In most cases it is a [...]

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Ideal tenant rental references

Ideal tenant rental references18/09/2018

Applying for a rental property can feel intimidating. Most property management companies do ask for a lot of information, including personal details, proof of income and a rental reference. [...]

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Getting the price right from day one

Getting the rent price right

04/09/2018

If everything is set right, there's no reason why your property won't rent straight away. Your property will rent based on the following four things [...]

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How much will my property rent for?

How much will my property rent for?

This is one of the most common questions asked and is sometimes a difficult one to answer because there is no set rule for determining the rental value of a property. While we all have different goals when it comes to investment properties, most people invest in property to make some kind of profit […]

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