Can you guess how many pets there are in Australia? Well, there are actually more pets than people! According to the RSPCA, there are more 25 million pets in our country. But here’s the thing: it’s estimated that more than half of rental properties have a no pets policy. So what do these statistics mean?
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Tenant concerns a concern

A report published recently aired many tenant grievances and seemed to indicate that most landlords are doing “the wrong thing”. The report received a lot of press coverage, but unfortunately that’s not surprisingly given there does seem to be a bias when it comes to the tenant/landlord relationship in the media. In fact, the media’s
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When I recommend one or a group of students as tenants the immediate reaction of many landlords is often one of fear and trepidation.  These feelings are probably based on memories of their own years as a student – and all the things that happened back then – wild parties, large groups moving in and
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The rental price is right!

When it comes to renting out an investment property at the right price, many landlords can be at a loss as to where they should begin. Some believe that their property is quite simply the “bees knees” so it must be worth far more than what it perhaps is. Then there are those investors who
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How to be a good landlord

You can’t have successful property investment without tenants but too many landlords pay scant regard to their tenants – to their financial detriment. I’m sure you’re aware, one of the keys to property investment success is cash flow and that generally comes from your tenants paying rent for your property over the long-term. Many novice
While we know that the ideal property investment is one that will achieve capital growth over time, it’s cash flow which sustains your portfolio until that time. Of course rental returns help pay the mortgage repayments as well as other costs such as council rates and maintenance. But the key is to sustain that all-important
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Property investment remains one of the best ways to create wealth but success depends on much more than just property selection and location. You see… property investment also involves people – namely landlords (that’s you) and tenants. Throughout the residential tenancy, you as the landlord have various responsibilities which must be upheld. Across the country, there is state-specific