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4: Understanding Property Management Fees

In the latest episode of our podcast, “Understanding Property Management Fees,” we delve into the importance of recognising the value behind property management fees. Colleen Sutherland, a seasoned property manager,

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Understanding Rental Increases

Recent legislative changes have reshaped how and when rents can be raised, a crucial development in our fast-paced property market. I’m thrilled to be here to shed light on these

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Handyman -v- Contractor

I have just finished reading a very long article about a tenant being injured at a rental property. To save repeating the whole case here, in summary, the tenant lost his footing when coming up the front stairs, tripped and put his arm out to protect himself when falling. As a result his arm went through the pane glass causing

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Much Ado About Asbestos

Recently I attended an Asbestos Seminar that directly related to rental properties. It is an area of property management that has bubbled away in the back ground …. until now. It has come to the foreground …. with vengeance. With reference to the Work Place Health and Safety Regulation 2011 as property managers we are required to ensure a safe

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Must haves for property Investors!

Checking your vitals.. Other than the tenancy agreement, the Entry and Exit condition reports are two of the most vital documents to be held during the management of your property. We pay great attention to detail in our condition reports to protect your property and your interests. Our reports not only detail the cleanliness and state of repair of the

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What to do when a repair is required on your Gold Coast Rental Property?

It’s a fact of life that sooner or later your Gold Coast investment property will need some repairs. It’s a fact of life that sooner or later your Gold Coast investment property will need some repairs. Before calling to advise you of the repair request, your property manager here at Sutherlands Property Management will make an assessment to determine if

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What to consider when selecting Gold Coast Property Manager

While many investors spend a large amount of time and effort carefully researching the property markets and then finding the top investment, they ignore the role that a professional Gold Coast property manager can play in preserving their Gold Coast Investment property’s capital value and maximizing its income. With the Gold Coast Rental property market growing strongly and no shortage

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Can Your Gold Coast Property Manager Answer These Questions Confidently?

Sutherlands Remember when choosing a Gold Coast property manager you are looking for someone that can assist in maintaining and maximizing your Gold Coast investment property, not just  rent collector. The focus over the next few posts are qualifying questions to ask when considering a Gold Coast property manger for you investment property. Does the agency have a dedicated property

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Put your Gold Coast Property Manager to the test!

Its time for to put your Gold Coast Property Manager to the test! How many years has the Gold Coast property manager been with the agency? You should look for stability in your Gold Coast property manager. You want someone who will learn your property inside and out. You want to pick up the phone and talk to that person

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Why should I get a building inspection report on my investment property?

At Sutherlands Property Management Group we recommend to our investor clients to consider obtaining a building inspection report on their investment property as an extension of our routine inspections. Our Regular Routine report on the tenants care and maintenance of your Gold Coast investment property and to detail any suggested preventative maintenance. As detailed (and awesome) as our routine inspection

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The Dangers for the Private Landlord

Many landlords see property investment as a wealth creation strategy . Many choose to use a property management service, however a number of landlords believe they can successfully mange their rental property themselves but here at Sutherlands Property Management Group we find that more and more private landlords are running into problems they didn’t expect. in the next few weeks

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How Cheap Agent Fees Becomes Poor Service

‘you get what you pay for’ When landlords select a property manager, sometimes they have the wrong impression that service standards are the same in every agency. When they get offered really cheap rates, it seems like a bargain! In property management, the rule that ‘you get what you pay for’ is very true and in this article we will

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Common Mistakes Some Property Managers Make

There are many property managers in every suburban and regional area, however not all property managers are professional in their conduct. Selecting the right property manager is a minefield and is something that must be done with great care. In the next several weeks we will give you an ‘insider view’ to our industry to help you select the right

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Top Tips on Pets in Your Investment Property

The goal of every property investor is to rent the property to good tenants. Many good tenants are families with pets, and you need to decide whether or not you will allow pets into your property. Should you allow pets you need to understand the various pitfalls associated with animals in the home so that you can be prepared and

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Rent Proofing Your Investment Property

At Sutherlands Property Management we know serious property investors purchase a property and make adjustments to make it more suited to everyday renting. In this article we reveal some top tips to make your next rental property more suited as a professional rental property and create an environment to withstand the rigours of renting. Low Maintenance Gardens A lot of

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Find out 3 easy ways to rent your property faster

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. It is critical when a prospective Tenant inspects your property. Renting your property faster adds up to higher investment returns, together with fewer and shorter vacancy periods. Tip 1:  Presentation Presentation is vital to achieving peace of mind with the right tenant. To create an attractive street appeal by

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3 tips for Leasing a property in a soft market

In this article, we are going to share 3 of our top marketing tips to successfully leasing your rental property in a soft market. The presentation of your property A little bit of elbow grease can go a long way when it comes to leasing your rental property! Ensure that your property has street appeal and, that both inside and

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Why is a Maintenance Budget so important?

An area you may have discussed with your Accountant or Financial Advisor when purchasing the property is outgoings and maintaining the equity in the Property during the time you own it. Outgoings would include the mortgage, insurances, rates, water and possibly body corporate fees. General maintenance is pretty much a given. It is where things are repaired during the course

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The QLD Budget is here. Brace yourselves!

Oh lordy! It’s that time of the year again where the powers that be, try to count with all their fingers and toes to attempt to balance the old books for Queensland. You guessed it! The Queensland Government Budget has been announced… we know right…snore! We advise you to keep your hands and feet in the vehicle at all times

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