A guide to navigating the final inspection for property owners

By Brad Minhinnick / February 24, 2021 /

If your tenant is vacating your property you will need to conduct a final inspection. These are important for determining the state of the property when they are leaving and rectifying any existing issues. When heading into the final inspection it is important to understand what your rights and responsibilities are. This will aid you…

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Furnished or unfurnished? Which option is best for your property?

By Brad Minhinnick / February 16, 2021 /

There are many different ways in which property owners can make their investment available for lease. These include: Fully furnished and equipped: This is where you supply both the furniture and household items like cutlery or kitchen utensils. Fully furnished: Where you provide all of the furniture for the tenant. Partly furnished: Where you provide…

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November 2020 Brisbane rental market snapshot

By Brad Minhinnick / December 14, 2020 /

We are reaching the end of what has been a crazy, unprecedented year. What was once looked as a hopeful, positive start of a new decade, turned into the year of fires and COVID. Now the impact on these two on the economy has been large, however comparatively, Brisbane has come through quite well. This…

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Airbnb versus Traditional rental

By Brad Minhinnick / December 7, 2020 /

As an owner of an investment property you have probably looked at the costs of an Airbnb with awe. Those owners seem to make a lot of money, some make a month’s rent in one week! It can seem like it has a much higher return on investment than renting your property out long term…

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6 tips for a stress free time with your tenants

By Brad Minhinnick / November 23, 2020 /

Property is one of the most popular investments for Australian families to make. Out of this most Australians aim to achieve a passive boost to their income, without having to spend much time focusing on their investment. However, sometimes property investment can be stressful, especially if you get bad tenants. But there are certain things…

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Top 7 renovations you can make to increase the rent

By Brad Minhinnick / November 16, 2020 /

Renovating your investment property to give it a fresh look is a great place to start for some property investors looking to improve their rent. However, renovating a home isn’t a cheap process so it is important that you get highest output from the smallest investment possible. A part of achieving this is understanding the…

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5 tips for ensuring your tenants are safe

By Brad Minhinnick / November 6, 2020 /

As a landlord, you have a duty of care and are expected to provide a sense of security for your tenant, ensuring the rental premises are safe to live within. While certain safety features are required by law, you should introduce a set of effective measures to further protect your tenant from situations that may…

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See what major developments are happening near you in Brisbane with this simple tool

By Brad Minhinnick / September 28, 2020 /

Brisbane is a growing city with lots of new developments being proposed, and many under construction. It is exciting to see many of these great changes happening in the city, many of which will offer great new precincts for locals and visitors to explore. Of course, developments can also be disruptive, and if you are…

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Brisbane rental market snapshot August 2020

By Brad Minhinnick / September 21, 2020 /

A lot has happened in Australia since our last market snapshot. We are officially in a recession, seeing over a 7% drop in the country’s GDP, stage 4 COVID restrictions got applied in Melbourne, putting the city into total lockdown, New South Wales saw a flare up in cases, and here in Queensland we had…

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