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

Maintenance in strata title properties: who is responsible?

We recently wrote an article on maintenance responsibilities in regular Perth rental properties, but what happens when that rental property is part of a strata title scheme? Due to differences in types of building ownership within strata title schemes, it … Continued

Six simple home improvement tips to increase street appeal

In a high vacancy rental market, investors need to make sure their Perth rental stands out from the crowd… for the right reasons. This means ensuring your rental delivers from the outside, as well as on the inside. After all, … Continued

Furnished vs unfurnished rentals: which is best for investors?

Once you decide to rent out your Perth investment property, there are several additional choices you will need to make as a property investor. How much rent will you charge? Will you self-manage or hire a property management agency? And … Continued

Five need-to-know facts about property depreciation

Property depreciation is one of the largest tax deductions you can claim as a property investor, yet a staggering number of Perth property owners fail to make a claim for depreciation every year. Claiming depreciation on your investment property and … Continued

Five simple renovations that can add value to your property

When done properly, property renovations are a great way to maximise rental returns and increase the value of your Perth investment property. If you’re renovating your Perth rental on a budget, you will need to know which changes will bring … Continued

Rental property repairs: who is responsible?

Despite laws outlining tenant and landlord responsibilities, rental property repairs can still present a grey area for Perth property owners and their tenants. It is incredibly important for both owners and tenants to know their responsibilities when it comes to … Continued

The benefits of buying vs. renting

If you are looking to find a new home, the next big question is whether you are going to rent or make the big decision to buy. Housing affordability is a big issue in the Perth property investment market, so … Continued

Is Perth’s property market on the rise?

It’s been a challenging time for Perth property owners over the past few years. With higher vacancy rates, lower rental returns and falling property prices, investors haven’t enjoyed the same success they once did in the Perth property market. According … Continued

Pet-friendly apartments: should you allow pets?

Australia is well and truly a pet-loving nation. With 62% of households owning a pet, we hold one of the highest household rates of pet ownership worldwide. And it’s not just homeowners who consider pets a part of their family. … Continued