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*Disclaimer: The information in all of our articles is of a general nature only and should not be relied upon as advice. You should seek professional advice for your particular circumstances before entering into any transaction. 

 

Getting the Best Price for your Property

When it comes to selling your property, you are bound to get a lot of advice on the best way to go about this. Some people will advise you to sell the property yourself without an agent others will say that the best way to offer your property for sale is through an estate agent. At the end of the day, you do need to go with the option that suits you best and only you can decide which option…

Increasing The Appraised Value Of Your Real Estate Property

When deciding to rent or sell a residential property, a property appraisal is required so that you are aware of the expected return. A property appraisal is one of the most important factors you need to consider if you intend to sell or rent the property. An appraisal is conducted to be a guide as to the market value of the property. This will matter a lot when the property is then put on the sale or rental market. Although…

Carpet Maintenance Before Vacating a Rental Property

Although moving can be a hassle it can also be necessary as well. As such, when you move out of a rental premises you have certain responsibilities and obligations that you need to oversee. Things such as repairing any damage you caused, cleaning the premises properly and making sure it is left the way you moved into it. If the property contains carpet then you have a responsibility to make sure the carpet is cleaned when moving out of the…

What to Know About Pool Safety Laws When Selling Real Estate?

With the stringent safety regulations surrounding pools, a real estate owner may get lost around the things that need to be considered before putting the property up for sale. Pool safety laws have been established to ensure the safety of people who will be using the pool. Queensland put up the regulations to avoid drowning accidents that have been the cause of many death incidents among children. Real estate owners are required to comply with the pool safety laws before…

Moving Out Tips that Every Tenant Needs to Know

When renting a property from another individual or property management company it is important to keep in mind that when vacating you need to make sure the property is in the same condition it was when you first moved in. It is a good idea to keep a few moving tips in mind when vacating a property.   The first thing you should do is check with the Brisbane real estate company or professional that helped you locate this property…

What to Do with a Change of Tenants in a Shared Bond?

When tenants of any property sign a lease and pay a bond it is considered a promissory note that they are going to uphold their portion of the lease and that damages incurred during their rental period will be paid for at the end of their stay. Sometimes when two people are a part of a lease, but one of the two decides they want to move out, and a new roommate may need to be found. When this happens…

Negative Gearing not for the Cash Strapped

Negative gearing is a strategy that is used to stimulate the property market, usually in times when the economy is struggling and the government of the day is looking for ways to give it a kick-start. It has the effect of allowing any losses on an investment property to be a tax deduction, and for that reason alone, for people on the top tax scale, it has been very attractive. Essentially, negative gearing encourages investors to buy rental properties with…

Laws Regarding Locks and Keys for a Rental Property

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The safety of landlords and tenants is the most important thing, always.  So, the laws and regulations regarding locks and keys for a rental property are clear, concise and detailed. Brisbane property management companies, and the tenants who rent from them, are required to follow these rules.  This is to maintain the safety of all parties involved in the rental agreement in a manner that, as often as possible, also respects the privacy and the accessibility of all sides.  The…

What to do before Renting

The first thing to do before you rent a home is to ensure the location is convenient for you by way of transport, schools and shopping. When you have settled on a suitable area and premises, make your way to the agency which has it listed. Once you express an interest you will be given a key to inspect the inside of the home to ensure that it really is suitable for your needs. If you re happy with its…

A Tenant’s Needs Should be Important Too

In a rental agreement you might be thinking that the person with the decisions to make is really the lessor, or landlord, however as a tenant it is important to recognize that you have a say in the property that you rent too. When searching through Brisbane real estate for a home, unit or apartment to rent you have to be certain that the location you have found is realistically going to offer you all the amenities that you need…

Fixtures and Inclusions in Rentals

Tenants have the right to go about their daily lives in rental properties as they choose, provided it is within the law and not offensive to the other residents around them. This does not mean however that they may make changes to the property however they see fit without first getting permission from the owner. Even though the changes may improve their quality of life whilst residing at the premises, the owner still needs to have given absolute permission. Fixtures…

Gaining Entry to Rentals

Where rentals are concerned, there are always certain rights a tenant has. One of these is their right to privacy and quiet enjoyment of the property. Although the property is owned by someone else, they are still entitled to go about their lives as they wish provided it is not illegal or disruptive to the owner or nearby residents. Part of being able to enjoy their lives as normal is that the owner or rental agent may not enter the…

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