Police officer pleads guilty to scamming empty properties

Police officer pleads guilty to scamming empty properties

A Victorian Police officer Rosa Catherine Rossi, who the state's anti-corruption watchdog alleges used her police connections to attempt to take possession of six properties. The officer targeted three properties in Willaura, near Ararat, and three in Melbourne's suburbs and claimed them as her own under adverse possession laws, t...
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Covid-19 Update for Landlords & Tenants

Covid-19 Update for Landlords & Tenants

Emergency Measures for Property Managers The COVID-19 Act has amended the following pieces of legislation (amongst others) to implement further emergency measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the provisions summarised below have now commenced. Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) and the Residential Tenancies Regulation 2...
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Top 4 Tips on Selecting Your Tenants Properly

Top 4 Tips on Selecting Your Tenants Properly

1. Good tenant for the right property A good property management office starts with the rule of vetting tenants properly. The aim is not just to find a good tenant rather to find a good tenant for the right property. Turning down the wrong applicant is the most important thing that you can do for both the tenant and the landlord. If t...
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The Mouldy Season Returns

The Mouldy Season Returns

Mould is an ongoing issue for us as property managers. But what are the facts and how can we help prevent mould from growing in your property? With mould being a key reason for tenants breaking their leases, it's critical that we understand what causes mould, how to prevent it and what to do if a tenant notifies you of mould in a prop...
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Real Estate Reforms

Real Estate Reforms

The Property Industry Reforms and changes to the residential tenancies legislation come into effect on 23 March 2020. See below points on how this may affect your investment property. Fair Trading have finalised the new Residential Tenancy prescribed forms to accompany the updated Residential Tenancy Act and Regulations. Current tenancy a...
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