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.

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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Space Saving Ideas

Have you ever noticed that you always seem to be running out of space? And it’s especially worse in small bedrooms. Here are some great space saving ideas that you can put to work in your own home

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Reasons for Selling

Do you notice that there always seems to be a steady supply of properties for sale? Did you know that on average people move house approximately every 5 – 7 years? Here are some reasons you may be looking to sell your home.

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