The What, Why, How and When for First Time Renters

When you decide to spread your wings and fly the coop to create your own little nest it can be an exciting, if not slightly daunting prospect.

The key to getting through it all with ease is to educate yourself about the process.

Please see below for some basic tips to get you “in the know”.

Property Viewings

In this day and age you have the convenience of being able to attend an open viewing style arrangement.

This is advantageous to both the agent who is managing the property and any person who wishes to inspect. Instead of an agent having to possibly inspect a property with a dozen different prospects at a dozen different times, a suitable time is selected and all the prospects may visit during that period.


When you inspect a property that feels right for you, you are required to complete an application for it. This application will require you to supply your full details such as name, date of birth, employment both current and previous, as well as your current and past addresses and any referees you nominate.

Reliable property management professionals, as we are at Position One Property, then conduct appropriate investigations and confirmations of references, amongst others, to ascertain which applicant best suits the requirements of the property owner.


A Tenancy Agreement is a legal document outlining details of the property owner, the tenant, the address, agreed rental, bond, and term, along with any other special conditions that may apply.

Condition Reports and Inspections

We carry out a condition report prior to a tenant taking possession of a property and then again when the tenant vacates. This report is to establish the general condition of the property prior to commencement of a lease and will also identify the condition of any contents that may form part of the agreement.

This report must be signed as agreed upon by all parties to ensure there are no disputes.

During the term of the lease we will also inspect the property to ensure that it is being properly cared for and to identify any possible maintenance or repair issues that need attention.

You may find some of the links at our page particularly helpful to read through.

We hope this has shed a bright sparkling light into the realm of renting. Should you wish to seek more in depth information regarding renting a property, or our services in general, please do not hesitate to contact us on .


Breaking Up is Hard to Do

This may be true in a serious committed relationship, but when it comes to going separate ways from your housemate it should not be hard to do.

Not everybody gets it right when they are trying to find people to see if they are a suitable fit into the household.

As Position One Property  are the best property management has to offer, we should know. We have seen a few odd flatmate combinations in our time.

So what can you do to let someone down easily without letting the landlord down as well?

These tips are to help you out of a bind should you find yourself in this situation. Read more

Property Presentation a Breeze with These Great Tips

Renting your home or investment property attracts the same demands as selling it. By this we mean presentation is the key.

If you wish to attract the maximum rent possible it is important to put your best foot forward and ensure your property is shown to its full advantage.

Prospective tenants still look for the same benefits a prospective buyer would. We’ve outlined some tips to help you create the perfect property to ensure you get the perfect tenant.  Read more

Rent Vs. Buy Debate Ignores Valid Reasons For Renting

The rent vs. buy debate has raged on for many years with supporters and detractors on both sides of the fence. The same arguments are made each time the subject comes up. Being tied down in one place and the extra costs associated with home ownership are two of the reasons put forward against buying a home. Paying rent to feather someone else’s nest and having to get permission for everything are equally valid reasons against renting.  Read more

Purchasing Investment Property Only the Beginning

So many people put a lot of time and effort into the process of purchasing an investment property, particularly those who are new to the game. They do all the reading on choosing the best place and securing the best mortgage.

They research the areas where they are considering buying; they weigh up all the pros and cons between each possible purchase before going ahead and they invest all their hard earned savings and sign the dotted line for more debt.

Then for some, the astute investigation seems to stop here. When it comes to renting real estate that investors have purchased, some are left disheartened with the practice of investment properties. Read more

Bad Tenants No Match for Professional Property Managers

It seems that almost every week there is a story in the media about nightmare tenants who occupy a property, fall into arrears and trash the place causing thousands of dollars damage, then leave with no visible consequences. Often the stories reveal that the same people have done this before in other properties.

As a reliable property management Chermside agency that works very hard to protect their owners from just such situations, we shake our heads at every story and struggle to see how this can continue to happen. From conversations we have had with owners who have been in these situations, the one common factor is that they were managing their own rentals.  Read more

Different Home Buyers Have Diverse Needs

At Position One Property, our team are highly experienced in all areas of real estate. We can expertly guide our clients in matters relating to selling property as well as offering professional property management.

When it comes to selling a property, it is wise to know the kind of market you are targeting. This helps to understand the buyers’ wants and needs and to gain a better understanding behind the decision to buy or not.

The decision to buy a property is often based on whether or not the buyer is looking for an investment or will be an owner occupier. If you’re not sure why this would be, keep reading to learn more.  Read more

Due Diligence is Key to Real Estate Purchases

Buying valuable Brisbane real estate is a very exciting prospect. Here at Position 1 we definitely advise the importance to get all the due diligence down pat to ensure you are purchasing the right home at the best price possible.

The first thing you must do is discuss what it is you are looking for in your new home. Here are some tips to help you along:

• How many bedrooms do you need to house the family?

• Do you require an ensuite bathroom?

• Do you need a large yard?

• Is a pool important?

• Do you need full fencing to contain a pet or children?

• Do you require car accommodation and/or a shed?

• Where do you want to live – close to schools, work or shops? Read more

Inner City Investment – Know How and Guidance

Conveniently located just seven short kilometres from Brisbane city, Stafford enjoys a much sought after reputation for convenience and style. In this tidy suburb, homes make up 85% of all dwellings with the balance being units and townhouses.

The homes in the area are predominantly along the Queenslander style accompanied by a large percentage of Queensland Housing Commission homes, most of which were built in the 1940s and 1950s.

Many of these properties have been snapped up by couples with or without children and tastefully renovated to reflect modern design principals.

For an investor, this area is a boon as the properties are situated on good-sized quarter acre blocks, which you cannot even get in the newer developments in the outer lying suburbs of Brisbane and beyond. Read more

Finding the Right Agent for your Rental Property

Finding the right home and the right real estate agent can be a difficult process. You need to find a real estate team that you can trust and rely on to help you get what you are looking for. You need a team with a lot of experience and knowledge as well as being down to earth people, a company that believes in high standards, not just for the landlord but for the tenants as well. That is why Position One Property is a fantastic choice for anyone wanting to find a great team that has the knowledge and experience needed to help you into your new home. Read more