Landlords, Tenants, Renting and Management

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Could you help us as we support others? We have partnered with The Priority Project to support woman who have experienced domestic and family violence (DFV). This service is supported by Mission Australia and The Salvation Army. They are working with agencies, including us, in conjunction with property owners to secure permanent rentals for women. We are seeking interest from our owners – asking you to consider prioritising your rentals to women who are needing a permanent place to call home. This new way of prioritising women creates opportunity to help and you do not have to reduce your rent, although if willing, you mayRead More →

The Federal Government’s latest thought bubble to propose national caps on rent increases to once every two years is economic lunacy, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said it was imperative that state and territory governments weighed up the strain on both sides of the rental ledger and considered the broader economic context at the National Cabinet meeting in Brisbane next week. “We understand the community concern about rents rising at a much faster pace than we have historically experienced,” Ms Mercorella said. “In the decade prior to the pandemic, when we had healthier levels of supply, weRead More →

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Almost a year after the State Government commissioned a review into the impacts of short-term rentals, the report summary has been released and is ‘entirely unsurprising’ according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). The report concluded that short-term rentals were most prevalent in high-tourism coastal areas, and that short-term rentals have a limited impact on rental affordability. Importantly, the REIQ notes that Deputy Premier Steven Miles confirmed “The review found no clear alignment between the suburbs with the highest rent increases and the percentage of dwellings devoted to short-term rental. Instead, dwelling stocks emerged as the significant contributor to explaining rental prices.” REIQRead More →

This training video shows how you can access any listing on the site if you know your listing ID (included in all correspondence and paperwork). The listing ID is like a serial number for every ad on our website. It is much more than just a serial number though, if you know your ID you can use it to access your listing without searching, you can also generate signage and brochures with your ID as well. This video shows you how. Enjoy!Read More →

Minimum housing standards come into effect from 1 September 2023 and the RTA has published a suite of resources to support customers with these changes. As of 1 September 2023, if a new residential tenancy agreement is being signed or renewed in Queensland, the rental property must meet minimum housing standards. From 1 September 2024, minimum housing standards will apply to all rentals in Queensland. This means periodic tenancies and any fixed-term agreements that have not been renewed since 1 September 2023 will have to meet minimum housing standards. The RTA has published a suite of resources to support tenants, residents, property managers and owners,Read More →

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) says consecutive lifts in the state’s quarterly residential vacancy rate is a promising sign that rental conditions are improving. The REIQ Residential Vacancy Rate Report for the June 2023 Quarter, released today, covers 50 local government areas (LGAs) and sub regions in Queensland, and comes as the state-wide vacancy rate rose to 1.0% for the first time since December 2021. While the vacancy rate remains ‘tight’ (0 – 2.5%) across the vast majority of Queensland, over the June quarter it relaxed in 38 regions, held steady in three, and tightened in nine. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said theRead More →

Does that bulletin title put the shivers up your spine or what ! The statement is mostly delivered with a feeling of foreboding by someone you love, fear, admire, respect…… whatever. When I hear it from the managing director, I assume a dire transgression and very very unpleasant consequences, even when I can’t recall doing anything wrong. My brain moves immediately to a state of terrified guilt from which I have no chance of countering the discussion to come. And that’s a shame because we really do need to talk. In this age of digital communication, I reckon we’ve lost the ancient art of effectiveRead More →

Smoking and vaping have long been contentious issues within the realm of body corporates, often causing frustration among residents and committees alike. The battle to strike a balance between the rights of smokers and non-smokers has persisted for years, as both groups seek to coexist harmoniously within shared living spaces.   While smokers argue for their right to indulge in their own properties, non-smokers advocate for a smoke-free environment where they can breathe freely. In this blog post, we aim to shed light on the key rules and regulations that clarify where smoking and vaping are allowed within a body corporate.   By understanding these guidelines, weRead More →

During a recent Q&A session with Strata Operations Manager Matthew Savage, we shared valuable insights regarding the roles and responsibilities of lot owners and body corporates concerning landscaping in strata properties.   This article aims to provide clear guidance on this matter using the example of Bridgeman Greens, a building format plan of subdivision.   If you have any questions regarding body corporate, you can submit them here.   About Bridgeman Greens Bridgeman Greens is a small, residential subdivision located in the prestigious Brisbane suburb of Bridgeman Downs.   This complex is a standard building format plan, meaning lot owners are granted exclusive use rights over their individual backyards orRead More →

Common groud. It’s an important area in any strata scheme, and it’s also the most important area in the relationships that decide whether a Management and Letting Rights business can succeed. A community title scheme is like a magnifying glass of society. It can amplify so many of the good things we enjoy – good friends, beautiful views and wonderful communal amenities in locations by the beach or by a golf course that many owners could not enjoy if they were buying a suburban house. But community title strata schemes can also magnify problems, and finding common ground with owners, tenants, and body corporate committeesRead More →