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Median rents quick finder for Queensland landlords

Median rents quick finder for Queensland landlords

Median weekly rents data is based on an analysis of new rental bonds lodged each quarter. Data is updated for the March, June, September and December quarters.

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Changes to Victorian Residential Tenancies Act (Minimum Standards)

Changes to Victorian Residential Tenancies Act (Minimum Standards)

Section 65A of the amended act, means that Victorian landlords, will have to ensure the compliance of rental properties with minimum standards in respect of security, amenities and privacy.

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Victorian rental hikes capped to once a year

Victorian rental hikes capped to once a year

Rent hikes for Victorians will be capped to once a year under changes in effect from Wednesday, in a bid to make renting fairer.

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How much can you rent your property for?

How much can you rent your property for?

Setting the right rental price is crucial to making sure you get the right types of tenants who will look after your property and make sure that your investment meets expenses and earns you money.

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The ATO Property spotlight

The ATO Property spotlight

The ATO believes errors in rental property claims is the second biggest component in the $8.7 billion tax gap (after work-related expenses) and indeed they recently announced that in a series of audits, the ATO found errors in 90% of returns reviewed. So, this year, expect them to focus on the following:

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Co-tenancy, sub-leases and rooming house leases- what are the differences?

Co-tenancy, sub-leases and rooming house leases- what are the differences?

Do you know the differences ?

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Landlord obligations- Fire alarms, gas & electrical safety

Landlord obligations- Fire alarms, gas & electrical safety

Landlords have obligations in regards to fire alarms, gas safety and the electrical safety in their investment properties. Whilst electrical work is highly specialised, here are some tips from RealRenta to get you started:

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Gross and Net rental yield- do you know the difference?

Gross and Net rental yield- do you know the difference?

Rental yield is the income return rate, over the costs associated, with your investment property. It’s frequently used as a metric in property data and expressed as a percentage.

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Renting to family & friends? Think again!

Renting to family & friends? Think again!

One of the most important things you need to do before you decide to rent your property to family and friends, is to establish very clear guidelines about how the tenancy relationship is going to be conducted.

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Old or new properties? Which make better investments?

Old or new properties? Which make better investments?

Brand new properties deliver benefits from depreciation to capital growth potential but older properties have the capital growth history to back them up. So which is the better investment? Here are some pros and cons from RealRenta to help you make up your mind:

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