By Jamie Horner “Money is a tool. Used properly it makes something beautiful, used wrong it makes a mess!” Bradley Vinson – Author and Wealth Coach What are the standard fees for an agent managing a residential rental property? Are you looking for …
The role of your strata manager is to relieve the load of managing your strata scheme. A proactive manager will improve your strata scheme to enable protection and growth of the value of your asset. If you’re not getting the service you think you deserve, it might be time for a change!
With so many properties available in this slow-moving rental market, it’s important for your property to present to a high standard and to have high exposure online so it’s not lost amongst the many other rentals available. Here are five tried and tested steps to polishing up your property.
The Strata Titles Act (STA) came into inception more than 30 years ago in 1985, which makes many parts of the Act outdated given our rapid change in community living.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.
Have you just found out there is an increase to your strata levies? Nobody likes paying levies, but how high is too high when it comes to levies? And what is the money used for, anyway? The following will help demystify the world of strata’s and the levies attached to them.
We don’t think about insurance until we need it! Do you need building insurance or landlord insurance? Deciding on the type of insurance to take out would have to be one of the most important decisions a property owner has to make.
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.
Nobody wants their rental property empty for that long so here are my recommendations on how to get your property market ready.
Do you have a water leak at your property? Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Regularly checking taps, pipes and fittings around your property could save precious water and precious money!