Real Estate News & Articles

The myth of the ‘break lease fee’

28 Mar2017
We are regularly asked questions about ‘break lease fees’ - when an agent can charge one, how much it is, and where it can be found in the legislation. Under the RTRA Act, there is no mention of a [...] Read More...

The benefits of long term letting

27 Mar2017
A leading real estate network is considering extending residential leases to provide landlords and tenants with more long-term security. The agency is calling for extended residential leases, similar to those [...] Read More...

Rent Increases – Your questions answered

24 Mar2017
The tenant is on a periodic tenancy. Can I increase their rent?   Yes, with minimum 2 months written notice.  The notice could be given to the tenant at any time, but the rent increase cannot [...] Read More...

Airbnb Threatens To Shake Up Long-Term Rental Market

23 Mar2017
  While Airbnb has been offering a subletting service since 2011 with monthly rentals in over 5000 cities, it has never appeared on their homepage. The focus has always been on short-term holiday rentals. [...] Read More...

Artificial Intelligence

21 Mar2017
As consumers, we are never really satisfied with customer service. In fact, business reviews today are showing that this is one of the few areas of differentiation between competitors. Alister Maple-Brown looks at [...] Read More...

Should owners change locks

21 Mar2017
Should landlords change the Locks for Every New Tenant?  Here’s the answer ..... The responsibilities that go into becoming a landlord are extensive, to say the lease.  Aside from collecting [...] Read More...

The bell is swinging

08 Mar2017
  The bell curve is a-swinging and this year, it's swung hard in favour of tenants.   But where does that leave investors?  If you’re renting in Brisbane, chances are [...] Read More...

Early Termination of a Tenancy Agreement - what it all means

20 Feb2017
With a tenancy agreement being legally binding, compensation must be paid if a fixed term agreement is ended by a landlord or a tenant before the end date under no valid grounds. This is otherwise known as [...] Read More...

Taking care of contractors

20 Feb2017
Taking care of your relationship with your tenants is one thing. However, what most landlords usually fail to do is to establish an amicable relationship with the people they work with – their contracto [...] Read More...

8 steps to getting started in property investment...

25 Nov2016
Admit it, you’ve been thinking about investing in property. You’ve read the books, magazines and reports. You’ve been religiously checking realestate.com.au for properties. Yet when [...] Read More...
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