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Repairs or Renovation - The rule of wear and tear

Repairs or Renovation - The rule of wear and tear

The Australian Taxation Office stipulates that a rental owner is entitled to claim the costs of any type of work done to an investment property, provided that the expense ultimately contributes towards its overall maintenance and repair.

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Why you shouldn’t invest in shiny new houses or apartments – Part 1

Why you shouldn’t invest in shiny new houses or apartments – Part 1

The fresh smell, the clean slate, the low maintenance - are just some of the reasons why buying a brand new house or unit is enticing. However, that doesn’t mean it is a smart decision.

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Some Don’ts If You Want To maximise your rent

Some Don’ts If You Want To maximise your rent

Short term lets – more vacancy, more costs

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Mod cons & A good tenant can maximise your rent

Mod cons & A good tenant can maximise your rent

Tenants love them and they can really add value so try and get as many of these in your property.

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Include garden maintenance & Consider Pets to maximise your rent

Include garden maintenance & Consider Pets to maximise your rent

I own lots of Pet-friendly accommodation

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Set a rent at 95% of the market to Maximise your Rent

Set a rent at 95% of the market to Maximise your Rent

This one is a little bit counterintuitive but it means you will have much better inquiries

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Longer leases & Minimise vacancies to maximise your rent

Longer leases & Minimise vacancies to maximise your rent

Professional photos advertising your property, feature property status putting them on page 1 of the most dominant portals

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Refresh your Property to maximise your rent

Refresh your Property to maximise your rent

Rents need to increase to keep up with inflation

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How landlord insurance plays a part

How landlord insurance plays a part

Every insurance policy is different and you have to look at what is coved and what is not

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This is what you shouldn’t do

This is what you shouldn’t do

Do not wait until it is too late. While it seems odd to delay issuing a breach notice, it is common in a downturned property market where rents are decreasing

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