Entries by Andrew Reece

Rental Bonds: An Overview

Rental bonds are commonly used by landlords to protect themselves from losing money due to a missed rent payment, damages to their property and other circumstances. Tenants are usually required to pay rental bonds at the beginning of their lease period. If you’ve thinking about getting into Brisbane real estate, you need to educate yourself […]

Entry Condition Reports: An Overview

As a responsible property investor, it is important to protect your best interests – and the interests of your tenants. One of the most important ways to ensure that major disputes or disagreements don’t arise during or after a tenancy is by filling out and saving a copy of an entry conditions report. In fact, […]

What is a Tenancy Agreement?

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you’re going to have to know about – and understand – what a tenancy agreement is. After all, a tenancy agreement is the cornerstone of any landlord-tenant relationship, since it outlines all of the terms and conditions of the arrangement. Tenancy agreements are required by law in […]

All About Locks and Keys

Locks and keys are important parts of any home. In rental situations, landlords and tenants must obey certain rules and laws concerning the use of keys and locks. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you should familiarise yourself with your obligations and responsibilities when it comes to using keys and locks. Otherwise, you […]

All About Rent Increases

One of the touchiest subjects that can come up between a landlord and a tenant is rent. This is especially true when it comes to rent increases. After all, nobody wants to start paying a higher rent. However, landlords sometimes have no choice in the matter – the costs of keeping a building up and […]

Maintaining Rental Properties

As a landlord, maintaining your rental properties isn’t just a savvy financial idea – it’s the law. In Australia, there are strict laws laid out in the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act concerning how to maintain a rental property. Whether you’re just starting out with investing in Brisbane real estate, or if it’s been […]

Smoke Alarms: What Every Landlord Should Know

As a landlord, there are many laws, rules and regulations that you must keep in mind. In fact, the vast number of small but important things that must be considered is one of the biggest reasons to hire a property management Brisbane firm. Before getting too heavily involved in Brisbane real estate, though, it helps […]

When Do Tenants Have to Pay for Water Charges?

Water consumption is a major issue in Queensland. As a property investor and landlord, it is important to understand when you can pass on water charges to your tenants – and when you cannot. More importantly, you should decide how you are going to handle the situation before renting a property to a tenant. Although […]

What To Do When Your Rental Property Is Abandoned

There can be few situations more disturbing to a property investor than to have outlaid capital to purchase a rental property for the purposes of generating income, then have that investment placed in jeopardy by the actions of a tenant. We have all seen the horror stories on the current affairs programs where properties have […]

Renting and Domestic Violence

There is nothing in the world worse then domestic violence. It can lower self esteem and confidence and turn a person into a quivering wreck. It can make you feel that you are not worth being loved and sometimes make you feel like you have done something to deserve the beatings you get. The only […]