How to handle malicious damage from tenants

Over time, it is commonplace for an investment property to start to show signs of aging. Under standard Australian tenancy laws, it is the landlord’s responsibility to address fair wear and tear and perform regular maintenance of a Perth rental … Continued

Steps to take when your tenant vacates

Have you received a notice of intention to vacate property from your tenants? If so, there are several steps you will need to take before and after your tenants leave. From finalising any outstanding debts to kick-starting your marketing process, … Continued

A tenant’s guide to moving out

As a tenant in a Perth rental property, it is inevitable that you will need to vacate property at some stage in your residential life. Before you do so, there are several steps you will need to consider before officially … Continued

Renting a house vs. renting an apartment

Choosing between renting or buying a property isn’t the only decision you’ll need to make on your search for a new living space. If you decide to rent a Perth rental property, you will also need to decide which type … Continued

5 easy hacks to make your rental home look bigger

Whether you’re an owner preparing for a property viewing or a tenant looking to decorate an unfurnished rental, making sure you make the most out of your property’s space and storage facilities will be key to creating a functional and … Continued

How to avoid high vacancy rates

Although the latest market figures point to signs of recovery for Perth’s property market, it’s been a tough few years for property owners in WA. With high vacancy rates and low leasing activity, the market has very much shifted in … Continued

Top five things tenants want in a rental property

It’s no secret Perth’s rental market has favoured tenants rather than landlords over the past few years. With average vacancy rates sitting higher than usual, the pressure has been on for investors to ensure their rental properties remain tenanted. Now … Continued

Capital growth vs rental yield: which strategy is best?

With the arrival of the New Year, it’s time to start making those resolutions for 2018. If investing in your first property has made it onto your list, it’s time to start thinking about which property investment strategy works best … Continued

Styling tips for furnished rental properties

If you’ve weighed up the pros and cons and you’ve decided to furnish your Perth investment property, the next important step is to make sure your furnished rental property appeals to your target tenants. Whilst you might love those canary … Continued

How to secure your dream rental property

So you’ve spotted your dream rental property in Perth – great! The next step is to actually secure it. So how do you make sure you stand out to your landlord and their property managers? Rental applications and property viewings … Continued