Orbit Property Blog

We write regular blog articles regarding current property trends, property management advice as well as up-to-the-minute industry news that affects investors and new home buyers.

Why cleaning your gutters is important…

Guttering is a vital part of the roof components, they direct water away from the house to effectively preserve the non-waterproof elements of the structure.  Gutters are commonly neglected from proper maintenance and as a result dirt and other debris can build up in the gutters and block the pathway of rainwater caught off the […]

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Why it is Important to Keep Your Property Maintained…

Landlords and property managers alike now the importance of keeping their rental properties well maintained. It is not only in the landlord’s financial interest to ensure that the property is maintained and kept in good condition but tenants are entitled by legislation to have a habitable and safe living environment. Carrying out regular maintenance will […]

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Can I sell my investment property with a tenant in place?

In short yes, you can sell your investment property at any time, however be sure that you aware of the legislation around selling a property with a tenant in place. Know Your Place When a fixed term lease agreement is in place, landlords cannot just make a tenant vacate the property. Tenants are within their […]

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JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS A GOOD TENANT?

Searching for the right property is not the only thing you need to prioritise when becoming a property investor.  The success or failure of your investment journey can also be influenced by your choice of tenant. Various factors will come into play when looking for your ideal tenant, such as, the type of property and […]

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5 Tips for having your rental application approved

So you’ve finally found the right property for you and you would like to submit your application. It is important to ensure that your application is presented well to help you stand out from the crowd. Here are some tips to help you secure the property you want and preparing and submitting your rental application. […]

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The $10 household fitting that could be a ‘ticking time bomb’

It’s the household fitting that has the potential to cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage if not checked regularly and it lurks beneath hundreds of kitchen and bathroom sinks across Australia. Commonly known as the flexi hose, these versatile rubber pipes armoured in braided layers of stainless steel, are popular in modern homes because […]

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Become Alarmed by Smoke Alarms

Is your property smoke alarm compliant? No one wants to receive the dreaded news that their property has had a fire go through it, even more so that lives have been lost that fire.  We see news stories too many times, where a fire spokesperson has said the occupant(s) perished because; they didn’t have a […]

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Hidden danger in your home

While most parents are aware of the obvious danger zones like cooktops and low cupboards containing cleaning products it’s the seemingly innocuous which can harbour hidden danger. Blind and curtain cords have the potential to harm babies and children, who can be easily entangled in the loops. To minimise the risk to children, all new […]

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Buyers Tips

Buying a property is probably the biggest purchase you will make, so it is good to be as prepared as possible. Here are some tips we’ve prepared that may help you out: Do your preparation and research. The more knowledge you have on the current market the more likely you are to purchase your chosen […]

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INSURANCE FOR YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY – WHAT DO YOU NEED AND WHY?

It is no secret that choosing insurance is no simple task and it is no different for the insurance on your investment property.  With so many different types of insurance to consider ie: Landlord Insurance, Building and Content Insurance, Public Liability Insurance, it can be a painstaking task finding out what they cover and what […]

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10 TIPS FOR PROPERTY INVESTORS

It is important as an Investor to understand that you are competing with other Investors in the market, both on price and the quality of your property. The following tips are useful whether you are an experienced Investor or just starting out. Simple changes to your property can sometimes add value as well as making […]

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ROUTINE MAINTENANCE vs EMERGENCY REPAIRS

It is very important for you as a Landlord and also as a Tenant, to know the difference between Routine Maintenance and Emergency Repairs.  They are two very different things! We have outlined the difference between Routine Maintenance and Emergency Repairs and how they should be handled.  If the maintenance and or repairs are not […]

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