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Renting

Tips for finding a family friendly rental property

Finding a rental property can be hard enough, but if you add in extra elements of complication, such as kids and pets, it gets even more challenging. Everyone has specific needs about what to look for in a family home, but the... more
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Renting

New to renting? How not to be blacklisted as a tenant

The great thing about renting, is the flexibility to choose where you want to live and the freedom to change your lifestyle as regularly as you like. This luxury can be severely compromised however if you inadvertently manage to... more
How Millenials can win the rental races with Baby Boomers

Renting

How Millennials can win the rentals race against Baby Boomers

If we believe popular media, it seems Millennials want everything, yet do nothing for it - only looking up from their devices to ask someone what’s for dinner. This of course is a massive and unfair generalisation. As a... more
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Investing

Is Airbnb too good to be true for rental investment?

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: 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

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