outgrown

Out-grown your current home?

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown over the past six months or so has provided a lot of Melbourne residents with some interesting insights into their home and, in particular, how well it suits their needs, (particularly if working from home has become a regular part of your week). This has created an interesting dilemma for many Melburnians…they’d like to move to a property that better suits...

End of Financial Year Property Health Check

If you own an investment property or know someone that does – we are offering a complimentary ‘End Of Financial Year Health Check’ to make sure that you are properly positioned and maximizing the return on your investment property in the current climate. With so many changes from tenancy laws, to issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, issues, before you lodge your tax return, take advantage of...

words

What’s in a word?

You may have noticed a shift in the wording of some of our communications. This is a result of the latest amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act which has stipulated that ‘Landlords’ are now to be called ‘Residential Rental Providers’, whilst ‘Tenants’ are now legally titled ‘Renters’. CONTACT...

pet laws

New laws on pets in rental properties are now in place.

These new laws will mean it is easier for renters to have a pet, but there are also some important steps required to ensure compliance and consent conditions are met.CheckRenters should first check that the pet they intend to keep complies with existing council laws or legislation,check that the pet they intend to keep complies with existing council laws or legislation.ApplyRenters must request consent...

appliance checks

What’s Cooking?

Some safety obligations that have been advised but not regulated are set to become mandatory – including annual smoke alarm testing and safety checks on any gas and electrical appliances and fittings every two years. In addition, any properties with a Pool or Spa now need to be registered with their local council by November 1st this year and will require safety inspections to be completed every four...

Why landlords are leaving Airbnb.

There is no doubt that one of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been an increase in uncertainty in many areas of the property market. One specific area that has been affected is the short-term accommodation market. Property owners around Melbourne who have serviced apartments or who offer their properties via online accommodation websites like ‘Airbnb’ have experienced an enormous drop in...

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