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Key factors to consider when buying an investment property

Key factors to consider when buying an investment property

Buying an investment property can be a smart financial decision.  Do it right, and you can get a strong return through passive income, tax breaks, and equity gains. But a big return on your investment is not a guarantee—you need to think strategically when choosing...

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Understanding Healthy Homes Standards

Understanding Healthy Homes Standards

Background On 1 July 2019 the government’s Healthy Homes Standards for rental properties became law and timelines were issued for landlords to ensure their rental properties are compliant with the new standards. Landlords are responsible for maintaining and improving...

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Why repairs and maintenance are so important

Why repairs and maintenance are so important

To quote from an excellent book about rental investing, written by Bryan M. Chavis, titled “Buy it, Rent it, PROFIT” “The number one reason tenants renew leases is because of good maintenance. The number one reason they leave is poor maintenance responsiveness....

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Beware of Cowboys…

Beware of Cowboys…

In my role as Business Development Manager, I talk to a lot of prospective landlords – many of whom are first time investors.  Conveying the importance of ongoing repairs and maintenance is part of those conversations. Our role as a professional property manager is to...

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Do you have your fluffy ducks lined up?

Do you have your fluffy ducks lined up?

Once upon a time Airbnb was under fire and criticized for playing a role in the housing shortage, accusing property owners of disadvantaging communities for financial gains. It would be wrong to blame these property owners - it was easy to do! Dress up their...

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How does COVID-19 affect me as a tenant?

How does COVID-19 affect me as a tenant?

Now that we are at Level 4 lock down to stop the spread of the Covid-19 Virus, we know that this is a very unsettling time for us all; and that you are likely to have questions about what the lock down means for you as a tenant.  Attached is a summary of the main...

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How does COVID-19 lock down affect me as a Landlord?

How does COVID-19 lock down affect me as a Landlord?

How does Covid-19 Lock Down affect me as a Landlord? Now that we are at Level 4 lock down to stop the spread of the Covid-19 Virus, we know that this is a very unsettling time for us all, and that you are likely to have questions about what the lock down means for our...

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