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.

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QLD RENTAL PROPERTY CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PROPOSAL UPDATES

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (The REIQ) recently met with the Queensland Government regarding the proposed landlord and tenant protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. This response follows the Everyone Matters in Real Estate campaign.  Rental property coronavirus relief is an issue evolving daily.  So, Orbit Property will keep you fully informed. Initially, when the proposal […]

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TIPS TO A SUCCESSFUL VACATE INSPECTION

The end of a tenancy is a common time for conflicts to possibly arise between the tenants and yourself regarding rental bond. More than half. More than half the disputes received by the RTA in the last financial year were about bond disputes. By taking the time to get the entry inspection right and taking […]

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WHAT CAN MAKE A SUCCESSFUL PROPERTY INVESTMENT VENTURE?

Success is not achieved in a day. It is no different investing in property. In order to achieve success, you need to understand the workings of the financial world, ample time and a lot of research. And the possible mistakes you make along the way will just be more learning curves. Whether you are embarking […]

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What does Conveyancer do?

Whether it is an existing home, or you are about to embark on building your new home, you will need to engage a good conveyancer. From the start of your contract right through to the settlement – this is a complex task and includes various financial and administrative duties, so, you will need the right […]

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RENTING A PROPERTY WITH A POOL, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Having a swimming pool in a rental property can be a real bonus but you need to ensure that you have yourself and your pool covered. Be clear in the special terms of the General Tenancy Agreement what the tenant’s responsibilities are around taking care of the pool. Generally, it is recommended that the owner […]

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CAN I CHANGE MY TENANTS FOR WATER?

There are varying factors to take into account when assessing if water usage charges can be passed onto tenants. Under the Residential Tenancy and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008, landlords are permitted to pass on the cost of water to tenants if: The property must be individually metered or water is delivered by vehicle The property […]

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CLAIMING ABOVE THE BOND

In most cases, tenancies run smoothly and any issues that may arise are able to be solved between parties. There are however, certain cases in which the Property Manager or Landlord may need to seek the assistance of the RTA to help them on what to do when the obligations of the tenant/s have not […]

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Winter Living Hacks

We’re in the middle of Winter now, so we wanted to share a few hacks to help you survive the colder months! Reverse your ceiling fans to drive the warm air to the floor – keep them on the low speed Take advantage of the warm sunlight by keeping curtains and blinds open all day, […]

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The pitfalls of why properties remain vacant for too long

Whilst there are many important things that a property manager does for their client, high on the list is getting the property rented quickly to the right tenant. There are many factors to consider that can cause a property to remain vacant for longer than desired.  Presentation – first impressions count! Invest in professional photography […]

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Winter is here: 5 tips to keeping your home warm.

Winter is here! As the air gets cooler it can be difficult to stay warm in your home. That’s why it is best to get ahead of the chill and have your home fully prepared for the cooler days of winter before they are here 1. Use your curtains effectively In Winter, your curtains aren’t […]

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Noisy Tenants, what to do?

Working as a property manager, it is not uncommon to receive complaints about noisy neighbours. Noise complaints can cover a wide spectrum of grievances, from barking dogs, to noisy parties, to a TV being too loud. There is no one answer on how to deal with tenants who are frustrating their neighbours or for that […]

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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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