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.

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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ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE VS FAIR WEAR & TEAR

Some landlords have unrealistic expectations that their property will remain in exactly the same condition at the end of the lease as when tenants first move in. The reality is though, that wear and tear on a rental property will occur over time. Landlords should expect a level of wear and tear on their rental […]

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Natural Disasters

After a natural disaster, Property Managers or Owners and Tenants should talk to each other as soon as possible to discuss the state of the rental property and determine if any action needs to be taken. If repairs are required, it is usually the Property Manager or Owner’s responsibility to organise and pay for repairs. They should […]

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5 Reasons to keep your gutters clean!

Gutter cleaning – Never on the top of anyone’s to do list!  It’s usually one of those, I’ll get round to it jobs that we always put to the back of our minds.  There are however a number of problems that can arise from debris building up. The gutters on your home serve a critical […]

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Tips on renting with a pet

We are a nation of pet lovers with statistics showing that 63% of Australian households own pets.  Despite this fact it can be challenging when finding a rental property that allows pets. Many tenants face difficulties finding the right place for the right price.  This can be very stressful, and being unable to find a […]

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6 Tips for Choosing Landlord Insurance

It can become overwhelming when looking into what Insurance will best suit your needs. There are so many different covers, prices and conditions out there. Here are 6 tips to try and help you out. Decide what coverage you need – is it just Building and Contents Insurance that you need or is it just […]

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