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Tips on fighting mould

Tips on fighting mould

If the mention of mould is enough to make you want to put your head...

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17 Aug 2017

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Star energy ratings explained

Star energy ratings explained

The Energy Rating Label was first introduced in 1986 in New South Wales and Victoria,...

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16 Aug 2017

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Young Australians going Big in Smaller Cities

Young Australians going Big in Smaller Cities

Migration patterns are certainly turning upside down Down Under. A decade ago, Australian youth emulated...

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15 Aug 2017

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5 tips to be a model tenant

5 tips to be a model tenant

You've found your perfect rental and now you want to establish a home, but how...

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14 Aug 2017

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Investors set Hobart’s property prices on fire!

Investors set Hobart’s property prices on fire!

After years of near stagflation, Hobart is experiencing high levels of demand from both local...

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13 Aug 2017

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Tenants: Tips to save when renting

Tenants: Tips to save when renting

Buying a house is one of the most life-affirming milestones in a person’s life. But...

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12 Aug 2017

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Landlords Beware: The pitfalls of renting to family or friends

Landlords Beware: The pitfalls of renting to family or friends

It seemed like a good idea at the time, home owner Lisa wishes she had...

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11 Aug 2017

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Tenants: 10 Feng Shui transformation tips

Tenants: 10 Feng Shui transformation tips

Feng Shui evokes the centuries-old philosophy of making adjustments to space to create balance and...

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10 Aug 2017

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Why landlords change agents

Why landlords change agents

Relationships in life are full of  ‘ups and downs’, a key relationship in the Real...

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9 Aug 2017

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Tenants: 6 pet etiquette tips

Tenants: 6 pet etiquette tips

Finding suitable accommodation can be hard enough, even when you have no pets to consider....

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8 Aug 2017

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9 things to know about renting to millennials

9 things to know about renting to millennials

The term ‘millennials’ is just a nickname that’s been given to those born between 1980...

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7 Aug 2017

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Tenants: Dealing with a complicated landlord?

Tenants: Dealing with a complicated landlord?

Confrontations shape us as people: they are our experiences and our future coping mechanisms. In...

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6 Aug 2017

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Landlords: The importance of maintenance

Landlords: The importance of maintenance

When choosing an investment property there are a number of important factors to consider about...

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5 Aug 2017

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Tenants: Do you need insurance?

Tenants: Do you need insurance?

Renters enjoy not needing to worry about insurance for their home, but a lot of...

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4 Aug 2017

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Landlords: Avoid tenant issues

Landlords: Avoid tenant issues

Understanding your obligations and rights as a landlord and ensuring your tenants understand their obligations...

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3 Aug 2017

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Tenants: How to vet a landlord

Tenants: How to vet a landlord

Everyone knows that landlords and managing agents have to size up potential tenants to make...

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2 Aug 2017

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Compliance: Swimming pool safety

Compliance: Swimming pool safety

Properties with swimming pools are enormously popular and can attract a premium but there are...

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1 Aug 2017

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Tenants: Apartment garden ideas

Tenants: Apartment garden ideas

It is a myth that only those property owners with sweeping backyards and wide open...

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31 Jul 2017

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Landlords: Tips for renovations

Landlords: Tips for renovations

Renovating your property as a landlord can be tricky, so how can you plan a...

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30 Jul 2017

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4 tips to save energy at home

4 tips to save energy at home

Homebuyers are increasingly focusing their property buying attentions on homes that offer good energy efficiency....

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29 Jul 2017

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Landlords: Protection against bad tenants

Landlords: Protection against bad tenants

Residential tenancy agreements cover the protection and rights of the tenant, but what about the...

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28 Jul 2017

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Gas appliances, maintenance & safety tips

Gas appliances, maintenance & safety tips

There are few things more annoying than jumping in the shower only to find there’s...

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27 Jul 2017

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Landlords: 3 tips to select a tenant

Landlords: 3 tips to select a tenant

It is important to find tenants who will not only pay the rent on time,...

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26 Jul 2017

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3 Property investment tips for beginners

3 Property investment tips for beginners

If you’re thinking about investing in property, it can pay to know the answer to...

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25 Jul 2017

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Top Hobart Property Management Company Expands into Kingborough

Top Hobart Property Management Company Expands into Kingborough

A well-known and fast-growing Tasmanian property management company is spreading its wings, both within Hobart,...

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24 Jul 2017

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5 things tenants will pay more for

5 things tenants will pay more for

Knowing what renters want in a property can give you a competitive edge in the...

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23 Jul 2017

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10 tips every new landlord should know

10 tips every new landlord should know

Wouldn’t it be great if becoming a landlord meant all you had to do was...

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22 Jul 2017

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6 tips when buying your first investment property

6 tips when buying your first investment property

SO you’re taking the plunge and buying your first Investment Property! Many first time investors can...

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20 Jul 2017

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Party goers take the shine off Airbnb

Party goers take the shine off Airbnb

Airbnb is a great solution for people hoping to get cheap accommodation outside of a traditional...

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17 Jul 2017

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7 places you can buy an investment for under $400k

7 places you can buy an investment for under $400k

If you can’t afford an investment property in the capital cities, or just like the...

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15 Jul 2017

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How to avoid budget blowouts?

How to avoid budget blowouts?

Looking ahead to your first home is a majorly exciting time. It’s so close you can...

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14 Jul 2017

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Seven household jobs you’re probably doing wrong

Seven household jobs you’re probably doing wrong

Keeping our homes in a clean state is no easy feat; it can feel tedious,...

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13 Jul 2017

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Designer news: Simple decorating tricks used by the experts

Designer news: Simple decorating tricks used by the experts

Although there’s no magic formula that will ensure the creation of a beautiful space, there...

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12 Jul 2017

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8 tips to keep laundry under control

8 tips to keep laundry under control

Taking care of household laundry can be overwhelming if you let it pile up and...

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11 Jul 2017

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6 ways to connect in your community

6 ways to connect in your community

Giving back to your local community is a great way to share the love, no...

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10 Jul 2017

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The most common myths about bedding

The most common myths about bedding

Bed is where you start and end your day – so why not make it...

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9 Jul 2017

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8 simple tricks to curb your spending

8 simple tricks to curb your spending

So how can you manage financially to rent the home you want, while avoiding becoming too cost-burdened? 8...

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8 Jul 2017

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Renters: Don’t forget to change address

Renters: Don’t forget to change address

Congratulations on finding the perfect home. Now that your application has been approved, it’s time...

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7 Jul 2017

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7 simple ways to make your mattress last

7 simple ways to make your mattress last

It’s all well and good to purchase a fancy mattress, but if you’re not going...

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6 Jul 2017

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The ultimate guide to deep cleaning your bathroom

The ultimate guide to deep cleaning your bathroom

There’s nothing quite like a sparkling, pristine bathroom, after all, it is where you get clean. But...

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5 Jul 2017

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Why some people have an obsession to clean

Why some people have an obsession to clean

I loathe the monotony of housework and the intrusion into time when I could be...

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4 Jul 2017

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6 simple ways to meet your neighbours

6 simple ways to meet your neighbours

Today, our lives are often so busy we don’t connect properly with the people who...

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3 Jul 2017

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Breaking: Gen Y the most likely generation to hire cleaners

Breaking: Gen Y the most likely generation to hire cleaners

When Melbourne wedding photographer Michael Briggs and his florist wife Kelly get home from a long...

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2 Jul 2017

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8 easy budget tips for tenants

8 easy budget tips for tenants

Practice good money habits before and after you begin living in a new apartment so...

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1 Jul 2017

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Tax: Maximising owner benefits?

Tax: Maximising owner benefits?

Savvy investors know it pays to speak to a professional tax accountant to get a...

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30 Jun 2017

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7 benefits of renting alone

7 benefits of renting alone

If you’re on the edge of giving solo living a go, here are seven things that...

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29 Jun 2017

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6 things you can claim to maximise tax savings

6 things you can claim to maximise tax savings

Every dollar you can claim on an investment property will benefit your financial well being....

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28 Jun 2017

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9 safety tips for living alone

9 safety tips for living alone

Confronted with the startling silence of newfound independence, you may be hyper-aware of every little...

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27 Jun 2017

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6 ways to get your new place feeling like home fast

6 ways to get your new place feeling like home fast

The search is over – you’ve settled on your new address. The movers are booked,...

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26 Jun 2017

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Maintenance: Who’s responsible?

Maintenance: Who’s responsible?

When you move into your rental property, the landlord or property manager must have ensured...

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25 Jun 2017

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Property Investors: Is self-managing for you?

Property Investors: Is self-managing for you?

For many property owners, the natural step after purchasing an investment property is deciding how they plan...

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24 Jun 2017

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Carpet cleaning: 16 household heroes to save you money

Carpet cleaning: 16 household heroes to save you money

Before calling an expensive cleaning service, DIY it with these common household solutions to help...

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23 Jun 2017

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Beware: Are you smoke alarm compliant?

Beware: Are you smoke alarm compliant?

If you own an investment property, it’s a good idea to set a regular reminder...

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22 Jun 2017

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8 ways to make a house a home

8 ways to make a house a home

You know the feeling of walking into a room and immediately feeling drawn to a...

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21 Jun 2017

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6 simple ways to decide how much rent to charge

6 simple ways to decide how much rent to charge

How do you set the right rental price for your property? 6 Simple Tips It can be...

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20 Jun 2017

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6 simple tips to clean windows

6 simple tips to clean windows

Ideally, windows should be washed twice a year, but it's a task most people don't...

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19 Jun 2017

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6 ways to terminate pests

6 ways to terminate pests

While there are dozens of nasty pests that can have a negative impact on the...

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18 Jun 2017

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4 budget interior design tips

4 budget interior design tips

Making a house into a home takes work and love but it doesn't have to...

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17 Jun 2017

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10 tax tips for landlords

10 tax tips for landlords

At tax time, there are a number of considerations which property investors should be aware...

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16 Jun 2017

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Need a new mattress? Here are some things to consider

Need a new mattress? Here are some things to consider

Maybe you haven’t devoted too much time, thought and money to buying a new mattress....

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15 Jun 2017

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4 simple tips to increase your income

4 simple tips to increase your income

The time between one tenant moving out and the next arriving is prime time to get into...

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14 Jun 2017

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10 most common home emergencies – are you covered?

10 most common home emergencies – are you covered?

Home emergencies requiring urgent repairs can become a significant inconvenience – and often a nightmare...

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13 Jun 2017

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Maintenance: 8 tips to preserve your homes value

Maintenance: 8 tips to preserve your homes value

You've made the investment and have the basics of homeownership maintenance under control. You change...

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12 Jun 2017

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How to make your home smell great

How to make your home smell great

Plants are not only decorative features that can spruce up any drab room, they also...

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11 Jun 2017

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Property Investors: 5 tax tips

Property Investors: 5 tax tips

Are you missing out on certain claims and deductions when it comes to tax time?...

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10 Jun 2017

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What is fair wear and tear?

What is fair wear and tear?

As a tenant, you are not responsible for costs arising from ‘fair wear and tear’. Sometimes...

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9 Jun 2017

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4 bright ideas to increase your property’s ROI

4 bright ideas to increase your property’s ROI

There are many ways to increase the Return on Investment (ROI) of property assets for...

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8 Jun 2017

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Renting families worried about long-term security

Renting families worried about long-term security

The majority of Australian renters are families and typically stay in their homes for more...

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7 Jun 2017

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Letting: To furnish or unfurnish?

Letting: To furnish or unfurnish?

Offering a furnished rental property to tenants can demand higher rental yields, but this can...

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6 Jun 2017

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The importance of your Property Condition Report

The importance of your Property Condition Report

The Property Condition Report (PCR) will detail the condition of your home, noting any damage,...

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5 Jun 2017

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How often should you change the locks?

How often should you change the locks?

Is changing the locks an unreasonable task or a necessary safety precaution? With many tenants potentially...

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4 Jun 2017

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Understanding your Residential Tenancy Agreement

Understanding your Residential Tenancy Agreement

The Residential Tenancy Agreement (lease) is the most important document in your new tenancy. Make sure...

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3 Jun 2017

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Important tax tips for property investors

Important tax tips for property investors

While property investors are privy to a range of specialised tax breaks, they are also...

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2 Jun 2017

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Beware: Curtains can kill

Beware: Curtains can kill

Recent incidents of near strangulation of a toddlers in a rental property, has prompted the Government...

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1 Jun 2017

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