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Tenant selection processes in the spotlight as tenancy laws are tightened

The start of the year is always a time of both opportunity and challenge in Melbourne’s residential letting scene. But 2018 will be different because the Andrews government has unveiled a raft o... View more

Rise of ‘professional tenants’ a game changer for landlords

Melbourne is attracting a flourishing ‘professional tenants’ population, stimulated by strong interstate and overseas migration, in addition to locals who haven’t yet climbed onto the prop... View more

Property Investors: How to maximise your returns

Most property investors play a long game. It’s a golden rule of real estate that retaining ownership of a property for 10 years or more sharply increases the likelihood you will double your money, reg... View more

Setting the right rent – how high-grade data networks assist landlords

Landlords can easily make mistakes when setting rents for tenants, leading to costly errors. Go to the rental market with an asking rent that’s above the going rate for comparable properties and you r... View more

5 steps landlords should take to prepare a property for tenants

You’ve just purchased an investment property and your first ever tenants are about to move in; congratulations on becoming a landlord! How do you prepare your house or apartment for the new tena... View more

How to maintain a great relationship with your property manager

Maintaining a healthy relationship with your property manager can seem difficult at times. After all, you are paying someone else to manage an extremely valuable investment – so you deserve the ... View more

It’s your turn to have a say on Victoria’s renting laws

After a year of research, 332 written responses and more than 3,500 statements in forums and polls from the public, the Victorian Government has released an options paper on how it could change the Re... View more

Landlords need to be on the inside track in the north’s crowded apartment market

Hot demand from tenants is absorbing a sharp increase in the supply of new apartments in Melbourne’s north. Young couples seeking an “urban edge” lifestyle close to transport hubs are the leading demo... View more

2016 Property Management Report: How did Melbourne do?

When you buy an investment property in Melbourne, you’re looking for more than just a nice place to live. As a source of income, its performance and benefits can be measured in hard data. It is ... View more

Landlords: Can Victorian Tenants Use Your Property As An AirBnB?

In June 2016, the Supreme Court of Victoria ruled in a landlord’s favour in an unprecedented case. It found that tenants had breached their agreement by using the property as an AirBnB, as this ... View more

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