What’s New @home?

What’s New @home?

Posted by Michelle

We are always looking at how we can improve the delivery of our service and the value we offer to our clients. We believe our greatest responsibility as managing agents is to maintain the property to ensure the capital value is maximised and also to manage the risks.   We are currently trialling a new mobile app inspection report program called Inspection Manager. This new technology allows us to complete routine inspections plus ingoing and outgoing inspections on a mobile device which…

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Important Update for Property Owners on Maintenance & Repairs

Important Update for Property Owners on Maintenance & Repairs

Posted by Michelle

Since the introduction of the amended Residential Tenancy Act, there has been a significant increase in tenants terminating rental agreements due to the owner’s failure to attend within the prescribed time frame under the Act. It is important that as a property owner you are aware of your obligation to maintain the premises as near as possible to the condition at the commencement allowing for normal wear and tear. Tenants have more access to information and advice about their rights and some will use this section of the act to their advantage.

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@home take out 2 National Awards in 2016!

@home take out 2 National Awards in 2016!

Posted by Michelle

In June 2016 the team @home attended one of the largest industry awards programs sponsored by realestate. com, the reb awards. We were proud to attend as a finalist in 2 major categories, Property Management Business of the Year and an individual award BDM of the year (Claudine Church). The team represented Tasmania up against hundreds of entrants across the nation with a combination of independants, large franchise organisations and boutique agencies. It is fair to say we were all…

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Do you need to Service Gas Appliances?

Do you need to Service Gas Appliances?

Posted by Michelle

In the UK it is a legal requirement for Landlords to have a Gas Safety Check carried out by a licensed Gasfitter every year. It is also a requirement for this to be done when a new tenant moves in. This is not a legal requirement in Australia yet however a few years ago there was a case in Melbourne where two children, living in a rented property died due to the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. We also had a case here in Launceston where tenants of a rental property were admitted…

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Michelle’s Property Investment Tips

Michelle’s Property Investment Tips

Posted by Michelle

Number one rule; don’t rely on advice from well meaning friends and family when it comes to any major investment decisions, unless they are qualified. You should seek out expert advice and make educated decisions, your future and it is serious business. Start building a network of experts for support during the process.

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Dealing with Staff Changes

Dealing with Staff Changes

Posted by Michelle

One of the common complaints from property investors are staff changes and not being able to deal with the same person for longer than a year. The biggest issue for the investor as a result of regular staff changes is communication and the inconsistency this creates from one property manager to the next . The frustration they feel when they finally have a good working relationship with thier Property Manager and then that person leaves the organisation.

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Tax Time Tips

Tax Time Tips

Posted by Michelle

It is important that you take the time to carefully review your accounts and seek independent professional advice to assist you with preparing for tax time to avoid mistakes and costly fines. Following is an overview of what can be claimed*. Remember, you need to have documentation to support all of your claims.

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