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Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act

26-Feb-2021 08:14:01 Share this:

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Fixed-term Tenancies

There has been a lot of media attention on the property management industry as most of the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 came into effect on 11 February 2021. Unfortunately, as with any change, there has been some misinformation circulating.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Tenants

Healthy Homes Deadline

26-Jan-2021 11:00:00 Share this:



The 1 July 2021 deadline is now only a few months away. This is the date that residential rental properties must comply with the Healthy Homes Standards, within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Health and Wellbeing

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 - Summary of Changes

26-Jan-2021 07:06:11 Share this:



Landlords and tenants need to understand the recent changes to tenancy law and how this will affect them.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential

How Covid-19 is changing what we need and want from our homes

29-Sep-2020 11:31:53 Share this:

 

During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started to pay more attention to our surroundings.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties, Residential, home improvements, Home Maintenance, Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19, Working from home

Healthy homes standards assessments and making a plan

28-Sep-2020 12:07:07 Share this:

Did you know that if you have not had your rental property assessed for its current level of compliance with the healthy homes standards and it becomes vacant, you will not be able to re-tenant the property until you do? That will be the case from 1 December 2020.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Landlords

Removal of the 90 day no-clause termination

28-Sep-2020 12:06:14 Share this:

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (RTA) 2020 removes the ability of landlords to end a periodic tenancy by giving 90 days’ notice without giving a reason to the tenant. This part of the legislation comes into effect on 11 February 2021.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Landlords, RTA

RTA Amendment Bill Passed

28-Aug-2020 13:34:06 Share this:

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (RTA) has been passed into law with most changes coming into effect six months after receiving the Royal Assent on 11th August 2020.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Tenants

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill reaches second reading

30-Jul-2020 11:42:17 Share this:

The Social Services and Community Committee (Select Committee) reported back to Parliament with their recommendations on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Tenants

Should you sell first or buy first?

17-Sep-2019 07:00:00 Share this:

When you’re looking for a new home, one of the first things you need to consider is the order of events – do you sell your existing property before you buy, or after? Here are some factors to consider before taking the plunge.


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Topics: Residential, Selling

The insider's guide to buying or selling at auction

19-Jul-2019 06:44:32 Share this:

Whether you love the thrill of an auction or your knees tremble at the thought, auctions have become the preferred method of selling property in most of the major centres across the country.


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Topics: Auctions, Residential, Selling, Buying, Advice