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Empire Survey Results 2017

Thank you for your feedback – We’re listening Since 2014 Empire Estate Agents has been conducting an annual survey of our Owners, Tenants and clients to get feedback on how we are performing, our aim is to ensure that we are raising the bar in key performance area’s  like communication,  our client experiences and overall […]

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Turn my frown upside Down

It started as a typical tradies Friday morning, up at 6 am slam some breakfast down and off to my first job in Rockingham for a 7.30 start. I was leaving Willetton and was going against the peak hour traffic so I thought about 40/45 mins to get there. Problem is if you are early to the first job or two in the morning it is not appreciated,  at any other time of day that would be fine but you don’t want to meet a customer who is not dressed and has not had time to brush their teeth.

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Refer a Friend to Empire

We value long-term relationships. Since 2003 our business has grown from strength to strength based on our client’s referrals, which is why we want to thank our referrers. That means if you refer someone to us, when we help your contact, you’ll benefit financially or via a donation to your preferred charity or community initiative.

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How to prepare for routine inspections

I’m pretty sure no tenant ever gets excited about a rent inspection but the following advice will help make it fun (OK, maybe not fun but a little less painful at least). Whether you are new to renting through a real estate agency or are a long-term tenant, you’ll benefit from following these steps for a good, stress-free rental inspection.

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Filling in a rental application form — the correct way!

It’s important to read through the rental application form first, not only to understand what is required from you but also so you have an understanding of what you are signing. REIWA’s Application to Rent Residential Premises will be the standard form used by most real estate agencies in Perth and the covering page will normally be customised for that specific agency. The cover page will list everything they need to process your application.

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Death of a Tenant

Although it is not pleasant to speak about, sometimes death during a tenancy does occur. When a tenant passes away there can be heightened emotions and stress for all involved. I hope this article assists in understanding the process of what happens if someone passes away while living in your investment property.

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A change is coming: strata title reforms in WA

The Strata Titles Act (STA) came into inception more than 30 years ago in 1985, which makes many parts of the Act outdated given our rapid change in community living. In the past five to ten years our strata management department at Empire Estate Agents has actively registered quite a large number of additional by-laws for strata schemes that were desperately required to protect the harmonious community living required in strata. Some of these by-laws were as simple as recognising electronic notice and penalties for breach of by-laws.

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WARNING: Crime Gangs Targeting Perth Landlords

Wouldn’t it be great if this photo was of tenants and the media enquiry for a property being available for rent in Perth? Unfortunately its a warning from Consumer Protection WA about Cannabis growing crime gangs targeting Perth landlords. Alarmingly there are also a large number of reports in the media lately on Drug Labs in WA including meth and cannabis labs.

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