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Smoke alarms

Is your smoke alarm up to date? Western Australia's Building Regulations require the owner of a dwelling to have compliant smoke alarms installed in their property.   According to the  Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, owners who rent or hire a dwelling are required by law to maintain the smoke alarms. This includes ensuring [...]

By | August 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Property Manager checklist

Property Manager checklist.   We discovered this excellent six point checklist by Slavko Romic and Anthony Moore on smartpropertyinvestment.com.au of what a property manager should do for their clients.   Promoting and advertising property for lease It is key when promoting a property to show off the best features of the property and its location. [...]

By | August 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Be a squeaky wheel, when it comes to strata

Be a squeaky wheel, when it comes to strata. Yes, some may consider the person who has lots to say in a strata meeting, rather err… annoying. However, Jimmy Thomson the editor of www.flat-chat.com.au told The Financial Review that being apathetic towards strata decisions may end up costing you more money and possibly sleep… in [...]

By | August 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Our vacancy rates are below average so often it’s BORING!

“Our vacancy rates are well below average so often it’s BORING!” The Post Newspaper couldn’t have put it better. Check out this boring graph, which shows Gow Property’s vacancy rates compared to the State’s average for the past 27 months. If you have a vacant investment property or are tired of poor management of your [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Strata in Western Australia is big business and is about to see some big reforms.

Strata in Western Australia is big business and is about to see some big reforms.  Currently around 30% of WA’s population of 2.62million people live in strata titled property and this number is expected to jump to 50% by 5050. According to the Strata Community Association WA (SCAWA), the strata management industry oversees around $50billion [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Why Landlords need Insurance.

Going travelling? You get travel insurance. Buying a car? Car insurance. Why, even hand models have been known to insure their famous fingers. But one insurance that is often overlooked is landlord insurance. Landlord insurance covers a wide range of incidents, which aren’t covered by other types of home and contents insurance: - Loss of [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments