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Investing

Thinking about switching your rental investment from long-term to Airbnb?

Although it may feel like the sharing economy is still new, the reality is that ride and home-sharing companies, like Uber and Airbnb, have been around for close to a decade. The uptake of these services started with a slower... more
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Renting

How to sail through your next routine rental inspection

One of the main things required of you as a tenant is to pay your rent in full and on time every month, but the other important responsibility you have is to keep the property in good, clean working order throughout the duration... more
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Renting

A change in lease accounting could mean tenants will want shorter leases

If you’re in commercial property as a tenant or a landlord (or if you lease equipment), then you should by now have heard of the IFRS16. Stay with me - what was previously your operational lease has now been overridden and... more
With first home buyers under such pressure, should 5 year leases now become an option nationally?

Renting

With first home buyers under such pressure, should 5 year leases now become an option nationally?

It’s been a year now since the Andrews Government in Victoria announced its intention to introduce longer-term leases as an option for Victorian tenants. With the changes intended to be rolled out sometime this year, tenants and... more
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Renting

How to deal with a bad landlord

Have you ever had to deal with a bad landlord? The situation can be a frustrating one if you don't know what to do. Today we take a look at the rights of a tenant and landlord and share information on what to do should your... more
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Investing

How do I work out a fair price for my rental property?

When you buy an investment property, you will be faced with one of two possibilities.  The property is vacant or an established tenant is already paying the rent.  If it’s vacant, you will obviously need to source a suitable... more
Why increasing the rent might cost you more than you gain

Investing

Why increasing the rent might cost you more than you gain

When you own a rental investment property, you’ll inevitably wonder whether you’re getting the best possible annual return. Oftentimes this question arises when you’ve had a good tenant for a while and either you or your property... more