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We attended a great tweet chat, #propchat, on Monday night with @realestate_au and guests @Baz_DuBois, @homestaginginst, and @MONOCHROMEinc The topic of discussion was interior design and how to present your home for fast sale. As a general rule, people make a buying decision based on emotion and the purchase of a house is no different. […]

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1. Download and complete the Transfer from the South Australian Land Titles Office. 2. Send the completed Transfer to Revenue SA to be noted for stamp duty. If you are seeking an exemption of duty, for example, for a transfer being made pursuant to a binding Financial Agreement or for transfer of the matrimonial home, […]

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1. Download and complete the Transfer Form T1 from Lands Victoria. 2. Download and complete the Office of Revenue Notice of Acquisition Form 3.Send the completed Transfer Form T1 and Office of Revenue Notice of Acquisition Form to the Revenue Office (OSR) to be noted for stamp duty. If you are seeking an exemption of […]

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If you own a car in a busy city, you probably find car parking spaces hard to come by, and expensive. A common solution to this problem is to make a private arrangement with another party to secure a permanent car parking space in return for a weekly or monthly licence fee. Alternatively, you may […]

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Landlords must act quickly and comply with tenancy laws when dealing with non-paying tenants Tenancy legislation sets out the procedure for how a landlord must deal with a non-paying tenant.  This includes giving notices and allowing certain time for the tenant to catch up the rent payments.  Specific information must be included in your notices […]

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It may seem like a generous act of goodwill to allow your tenant to move in before finalising your lease – but this decision to rely on a verbal lease, can have big consequences for you down the track. The main issue is that your tenant will automatically be given minimum rights and obligations under […]

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We recently received this question in response to our article on Photography and Privacy “Hello, Thank you for the great articles written. Can you tell me (as I am a landlord but have also been witness to my daughter (as a lessee) dealing with a male property manager coming into her rented home and videoing […]

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This article caught our attention recently.  It discusses the unfortunate reality of landlords being faced with bills as high as $100,000 following their property being used secretly by their tenants to manufacture drugs, specifically ice. The equipment needed to manufacture crystal methamphetamine is relatively cheap and easy to source, which allows meth labs to be […]

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If you own a rental property in NSW you need to update any tenancy agreements you make after 30th October 2016 Why? Because the NSW government has amended the law making it mandatory for any residential tenancy agreement to include the requirement that a landlord notify the tenant if the premises: is on the loose-fill […]

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Tasmanian residential tenancy laws have been recently reformed, with changes operational from the end of 2014. The raft of changes to the Residential Tenancy Act include:- Limits on rent increases Landlords are limited to increasing the rent once each year.  Previously, the rent could be increased every six months. Increase of notice period requiring the […]

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