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Knowing your rights with squatters written by Recon Daily

Squatting is funny business. The idea of someone having any kind of right to your property is kind of absurd. But the kind of damage and financial loss that squatters can inflict is anything but humorous. Common sense would tell you that someone living in your property without your permission or knowledge is doing so [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gumtree rental scam article from REIWA

A Joondalup property manager has reported an incident to REIWA where unauthorised tenants have moved into a vacant property. The property manager said the tenants were scammed after advertising for a rental on Gumtree. Their advertisement was answered by a “Peter Jenkins” claiming to be a real estate agent and offering them a property. “He [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Court Rules On Repairs written by Rent Cover

The Victorian Supreme Court’s ruling on a landlord’s obligation towards repairs may set a precedent. When a tenant in Gippsland sought the intervention of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) into the state of repair of her rental, the outcome led to an appeal through the Supreme Court. That landmark decision may have implications [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dead Cat Bounce ???

DEAD CAT BOUNCE ?? Is the Perth rental market in a Dead Cat Bounce? Share traders and brokers will often talk about a dead cat bounce where the market appears to drag along at the bottom of a cycle and suddenly start to move upwards – not far, before falling again to a low. REIWA [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Waterproofing Issues in New Stratas

We are seeing a number of new developments with severe waterproofing issues. Sometimes these only become evident 2-3 years later and in some cases the builder has declared bankruptcy and is no longer around to attend to the problem. Property owners buying into a new strata should check on the condition of water proofing in [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We Thought Residential Rents Were Stabilizing

2-3 weeks ago our vacancy rates showed a definite improvement and we started to get more enquiries. The last 2 weeks have seen a big jump in tenants vacating. Applicants are asking for extras such as air-conditioners and washing machines as an enticement. The move away from apartments/units to houses or duplexes is still apparent [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments