Posts Tagged ‘#rentalagent’

Synergy Changes End of Tenancy Policy

 

Synergy has begun to enforce their stated policy that “whenever a property has a power supply, there must be an account holder who is responsible for paying the account.”  When a tenant is advising Synergy that a tenancy is

ending then a notice is sent to the property (not the property manager) that the power will be disconnected 14 days from the tenancy ending. The … Read the full post »

Quarterly Market Update

Preliminary sales activity in the Perth Metro region has experienced inclining trends during Quarter 1 2018. A total of 2,283 house transactions have settled so far for the quarter at a median house price of $499,000. reiwa.com data suggests that once further transactions settle, total house sales will count close to 5,163 with a median price of approximately $517,000. This would represent … Read the full post »

Great time to fertilise your lawn

Most grasses love our hot summers and have plenty of vigorous growth over this time. Now is the best time to start feeding and preparing your lawn for the coming winter months.  The optimum time to do this is two applications of fertiliser; one in March and one in April/May. (before the weather gets cold)  A fertiliser high in potassium will give your lawn protection … Read the full post »

Do your gutters need cleaning?

It’s fairly easy to tell when your gutters need a clean. Gutters should be able to handle most normal periods of rainfall, so when gutters begin to drip or completely overflow, it’s usually a sign that they need a clean or professional inspection. The most obvious signs your gutters are full, is you can see leaves overflowing out of the gutters and … Read the full post »

How to avoid the wrong tenants

 Evicting a tenant is a costly and time consuming process that most landlords would rather avoid.  That’s why it is important to screen your prospective tenants carefully before handing over the keys.
Often, properties where the owner acts as landlord are targeted by bad tenants since their financial history and or previous rental history is less likely to be investigated than if they approached a property managed by a … Read the full post »

Paying your water consumption accounts on time

As a tenant you do not receive your water bill directly from Water Corporation. The landlord or Radi Estates receive the bill, we then invoice you, the tenant for the consumption component of the bill.

Water Corporation invoice customers every 2 months. Each bill consists of 2 parts: the service charge (or water rates) which are the owner’s responsibility; and the water … Read the full post »

Pests & Vermin Control – Who is Responsible?

What the Tenancy Agreement states: In accordance with the tenant’s obligation to keep the premises in a reasonable state of cleanliness pursuant to section 38(1)(a) of the Act, the tenant must keep the premises in a clean and sanitary condition and free from dirt, oils, grease, insects and vermin.

As a general rule, any infestation of pests such as rats, mice, possums, cockroaches, … Read the full post »

Do school catchment zones really make a difference to Perth property prices?

Well especially at this time of the year, a lot of the active buyers in the market place who are ready to make a move at the busiest social time of the year, are buyers they normally have a deadline looming. One of the main deadlines in great family areas at this time of year with property moves is around the school … Read the full post »

Selling a property with tenants?

With the average selling days on market at an all time high, we are constantly asked by clients, can we sell our property with a tenant in it?

It’s not just a straight forward answer, and something that should be considered carefully.

Selling a tenanted property often makes financial sense for investors. Not only do you need to sell at the time that’s right for … Read the full post »

Helping Tenants Avoid Christmas Disasters

No one wants to be the Grinch who stole the Christmas spirit, but a gentle reminder to our fabulous tenants about festive season safety could help prevent a fire and save both tenants and landlords heartache, loss and even lives.

Please read some of our safety tips to keep you and your family safe throughout the festive season:

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – A house … Read the full post »

The importance of Landlords insurance

When we buy a house to live in, the first thing we do is take out insurance on the property as it comes naturally to us to protect ourselves and our family. However, when it comes to an investment property we may not think about taking out landlord insurance not understanding the importance of it until it’s too late.

So, what is landlord insurance … Read the full post »

Is your garden and retic ready to take advantage of Spring weather?

As we emerge from the Winter season we are all ready to burst into Spring and begin enjoying some warmer conditions. The winter rain has encouraged the plants in the garden to grow and lawn to become greener but as we head towards Summer we can expect rainfall decrease. To make sure your gardens are thriving before we hit the peak of … Read the full post »