Property Insurance Pitfalls

Just recently, two of our clients have had negative experiences with the Landlord insurance on their rental properties. In each case, the property was damaged; one by the tenant; the other [...]

Property Maintenance & DIY Safety

Ladders – handy but dangerous: Some years ago now, a neighbour of ours had a ladder collapse under him while he was maintaining the gutters on his property.. He broke his feet, and spent [...]

Invest in Your Home

Life’s very busy for most of us. With competing priorities and tight schedules, it seems there’s never time to slow down and look after the non-urgent things around us. One of the [...]

End-of-financial-year thoughts

June 30th is just a few days away! Depending on your investment property assets, several thoughts come to mind: If any part of your rental property is more recent than 1986, you may be able to [...]

SMSF Rental Property EOFY Value Update

Some of our clients own rental property inside their Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Several of them have asked about providing updated estimates of market value, for SMSF auditing purposes. [...]

Guiding Principle for Investors

Don’t follow the herd. A client recently asked: “I’ve heard this suburb is the next big investment opportunity; do you think I should invest there?” Before answering (or [...]

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