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DIY Property Management - Here's What NOT To Do!

DIY Property Management
Are you considering doing DIY Property Management? If so, here’s what not to do!   When it comes to choosing a Property Manager to look after you rental property, you get what you pay for! Yes, it does cost a management fee. To have a trained, experienced and dedicated Brisbane property manager from Position One manage your rental property and tenants on your behalf is a blessing. So we always explain that over the longer term, there is huge benefit…

School Catchment Area Investing

school catchment area
Are you ready to take the plunge and buy an investment property? By now you’ve probably done your research and have looked into property types. You're sure to have calculated load repayments, insurance costs and other details of being an investment property owner. It’s an exciting time! One thing that often gets looked past when searching for investment properties is the ‘School Catchment Area’ that the property is in. If you don’t have kids, you may not have considered school…

What Do Tenants Look For in a Rental Property? And Why is it Important They Are Happy?

what do tenants look for in a rental property
What Do Tenants Look For in a Rental Property? And why is it important that they are happy?   The world of property ownership might seem scary when you’re making a huge financial investment. While you'll be excited, you may be unsure if it’s what tenants will snap up off the rental market. If you have decided to take the plunge and become a landlord - congratulations! If you're seeking some sure-to-be perfect tenants, you will likely be wondering how…

Not all Property Management Agents in Brisbane Are Created Equal!

Property Management Agents Brisbane
At Position One, we aim to be the best Property Management agents Brisbane has seen. We provide exceptional service to our Residents and our Property Owners. Doing this, we can deliver the best outcomes for everyone. And to achieve the best outcomes, we maintain valued relationships. Our relationships with our loyal clients, our existing customers, and those searching for a better deal are of utmost importance to us. We are using the latest tools available, because not all property management…

Investment Property Depreciation

Investment Property Depreciation
Do you know about the way that depreciation can help to increase the return on property investment? Yes that’s right! Even though depreciation implies that the value of your asset is going down, this can still save you money! The important thing to realise is that when it comes to property, the value rarely goes down. Unless you buy at an inflated price, or suffer a localised downturn, most properties will appreciate over time. The time period for appreciation can…

Return on Investment Property - How to Get it.

Return on Investment Property
Are you looking to add to your investment portfolio? Want to know what to look for in a good rental property? Want to achieve a good return on investment property? Without a doubt, one of the best ways to find a good deal on an investment property is to choose a property that is easy to rent out. But how do we find a good rental property from the huge number of properties for sale? To earn a good return…

How Tenant Screening Can Make Your Life Easier

tenant screening
All property owners know how much easier and simpler life can be when you have great tenants. At Position One Property Management, we believe in people. We believe that it is our interactions with people that shape our future relationship with people. We believe that if we treat other people well, then those people will treat us in the same way. This is a simple philosophy to find the best tenants for our managed properties, and it works incredibly well.…

Do You Have a Safety Switch in Your Rental Property?

Safety Switch
Landlord Alert: Queensland legislation states that owners of domestic rental accommodation must install a safety switch in a rental property if one is not already fitted.   This is so occupants of every property are protected from electric shock. If your rental property does not have a safety switch installed you must immediately arrange installation by a licensed electrician.   At Position One, our property managers are experienced and well trained to help you understand what your obligations are under…

Own a Rental Property With a Pool? What to Know.

rental property with a pool
What happens if you have a rental property with a pool? In case you are uncertain or unaware of the swimming pool laws in Queensland, there have been relatively recent changes. And there is no longer any excuse for not taking action to make pools safe. Whether property owner with or tenant in a rental property with a pool, there are clear guidelines now in place. The laws go so far as to include the property manager in the chain…

Blind Cords and Curtain Pulls - SAFETY ALERT

Blind Cords
Recent changes in the safety requirements for homes have spread the responsibility for home safety to everyone involved. Whether you own your home, you're a landlord or a tenant, some responsibility falls to you. There are now equal responsibilities to ensure that internal window coverings involving curtain and blind cords are safe for children. Even if you manufacture or install curtains and blinds in a property, the regulations are the same. The regulations are there to prevent children from being…

Smoke Alarms in Rental Properties - What You Need to Know

smoke alarms in rental properties
Smoke alarms in rental properties are serious business. Indeed, smoke alarms in any properties are serious business! Smoke alarms save lives. Read our introductory guide here and bookmark the links we've provided for you. Knowing your responsibilities, and what actions you can take with regards to smoke alarms, is everyone's business.   Smoke Alarms in Rental Properties There are responsibilities, no matter whether you are a landlord or a tenant. It pays to keep up to date with the latest…

An Air Conditioner for Rental Property – Good Investment or Not?

Air Conditioner for Rental Property
Is an Air Conditioner for Rental Property a Good Investment - or Not? We all know about those hot sticky nights when there is little or no breeze, and the humidity is stuck on 98%. Sometimes there is no alternative other than to run the air conditioner all night. The risk of waking up grumpy is just not an attractive option! But what if you are renting a property, and there is no air conditioner? Along the same lines, what…

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