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A Few Words On Tenancy Agreements

The tenancy agreement is a very important piece of paperwork involved in rentals. It is a legal agreement between the landlord, real estate and tenant stipulating the rules regarding the rental property. These rules are expected to be abided by at all times and failure to do so results in a breach of contract. Tenancy agreements do not only cover the landlord but also the tenant. When a tenant has signed a tenancy agreement it is expected that whilst they…

Locking up. Who Has The Keys?

Most houses these days come with a variety of keys for various rooms, cupboards and or buildings on the premises. Of course there are the usual front and back door and security screen keys, but then there may be windows, garages,   garden sheds and perhaps a free standing laundry all with different locks and keys. Deadlocks may be fitted to external doors often requiring a different key again. All these locks and keys have the purpose of keeping the…

Entry Reports. Why are they Necessary?

Deciding to rent a home can be a daunting prospect. Finding a rental may not be a big problem, but having found the right house you are then faced with a myriad of forms to fill out. One of those forms should be “an entry condition report” otherwise known as a Form 1a. Where possible it is a good idea to have these forms completed and signed before moving into your rental home. What are they for you may ask??…

Rental Bonds. What Are They?

A rental bond is a predetermined payment, paid by the tenant, to the landlord or rental agency. The amount varies but is often the equivalent of 4 weeks rent if the weekly rent is $700 or less. If the weekly rent is above $700 per week there is no bond amount limit. A bond is not the same as rent paid in advance, but is paid in addition to any advanced rent payment. The payment of a rental bond is…

New Pool Safety Laws

The summer months are a fantastic time of year. It is a time of lazy afternoon BBQs, warm summer sun, and of course, swimming. For those lucky enough to have swimming pools, there is a great responsibility with such a luxury. Too many lives are lost through swimming areas not being properly fenced especially where young lives are concerned. The new pool laws are set at aiming to reduce these needless injuries and deaths whilst making swimming pools a safer…

Position One Property Shoots To Number One Nationally!

  Innovative, futuristic, “clued-in” and completely focused on their clients investment properties – meet Australia’s award winning property managers – Karen Herbert and her team at Position One Property Brisbane Property Centre.   Position One Property has been honoured with winning the LPMA (Leading Property Managers of Australia) 2011 Awards for Excellence in the category of “Customer Service”.   The vision of Position One Property, according to founder and Principal Karen Herbert is to deliver “world-class property management standards” with…

Paniyiri Greek Festival

Musgrave Park and The Greek Club - South Brisbane 21 & 22 May 2011   If you only learn one Greek word, make it Paniyiri.   Brisbane’s Musgrave Park and the Greek Club will become a sea of white and blue flags and Zorba dancing wanna-bes on the weekend of 21 & 22 May.   30 fabulous Greek food stalls will draw the crowds to South Brisbane. Anyone who loves haloumi, honey puffs, baklava, souvlaki or octopus will be in…

Tenant Databases

A tenant database is a database that contains details of tenants that have had problems associated with previous leases. This database is available to real estate industry professionals that wish to check whether any applicant for a rental property may be a financial risk.Property managers and agents must abide by rules and guidelines before submitting any persons name onto the database. Before a listing is made on the database, written advice must be sent to the tenant explaining details and…

Brisbane Property Trailing The Nation



Renting And The National Rental Affordability Scheme

Property developers have the opportunity to access government incentives in return for offering affordable rental housing to low income earners. Under the National Rental Incentive, each dwelling that is rented at a rate 20 percent lower than the market rate is set to attract an annual payment over a period of ten years. The National Rental Incentive is part of The National Rental Affordability Scheme, an Australian Government scheme that has been developed to increase the amount of new affordable…

Rates to Rise as Queensland Disaster Costs Bite

Rates across Queensland are guaranteed to rise, with the recent natural disasters pushing up council costs by an average of 7.5 per cent. The figure is contained in a new report commissioned by the Local Government Association of Queensland.   The report says even councils that weren’t affected by the floods and Cyclone Yasi will face big hikes in costs due to the expected explosion in state-wide demand for construction resources as Queensland rebuilds.   LGAQ chief executive Greg Hallam…

Swimming Pool Fencing Legislation

  Brisbane Swimming Pool Fencing Information

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