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Why do you Need Help Managing your Property

We all know that making a good investment means doing your homework properly but also that, once you choose properly, only minimal maintenance is required. Being a property owner should be no different – you generally don’t usually manage your own investment fund portfolio – you pay a fund manager to do so for you. In return, you get to sit back and enjoy the benefits of leaving your money in the hands of someone who has the knowledge and experience to maximise your returns for you. Why should property investment be any different?

And let’s face it, if you decide to forego the property managers in the interest of saving a few bucks, you are going to have to do a fair amount of work. And considering that you personally cannot bring the kind of resources that a rental property management company can bring to the table, this could cost in terms of time, effort and money. It’s a case of being pennywise and pound-foolish. Read more

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 they can be allowed to put their property on sale.

Before a Brisbane real estate property can be put on the market, any pool included in the property must first become listed in the official pool safety register. Being registered in that list means full compliance with the regulations on pool safety. Upon compliance, a pool safety certificate will be given by a licensed pool safety inspector. The certificate will remain valid for two years for non-shared pools and one year for shared pools. When the certificate expires, the property owner will again ask for re-inspection of the pool. Read more