Opportunity knocks between tenants

A little planning and budgeting by landlords can turn a rental property vacancy into an opportunity.  Not only is it much easier to work on an empty house but a spruce-up will almost certainly fetch a higher rent and attract more tenants.  Carolyn Brooke shows you how

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The 6 Biggest Maintenance Mistakes

Read our 6 biggest maintenance mistakes and what they could cost you!

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The Trouble With Middle-Income Earners…

What’s the difference between a beneficiary and someone earning $100,000?  Not much if they can’t make ends meet.

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Taking a blind bit of notice

New curtains or blinds are an easy way to revamp your rental, not only for an immediate aesthetic lift but to improve temperature, light control and privacy.  It will help you keep good tenants happier for longer, writes Carolyn Brooke.

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What lies beneath?

With the wide range of vinyls, laminates, carpets and flooring paints now available, flooring can be a creative way of adding a feature to your property, writes Carolyn Brooke.

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Need More Room

Adding a room can be a great way to increase the equity, rent and rentability of an investment property. The key is doing it right.

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Flipping not all quick work and big profits

Buying and doing up a house to make an easy buck has hidden costs, writes Diana Clement

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Clearing the air on home ventilation

Carolyn Brooke explains how you can improve air flow in your rental property and make it drier, even in the middle of winter.

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Have the chimney checked or it could void the insurance

Chill Out: 5 winter must-dos

If you don't attend to seasonal maintenance, you could end up with dampness and disasters later, says Mark Trafford.

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What do landlords actually want?

Creating a maintenance plan for your properties is more important than ever - not just for asset management, but also for the safety and wellbeing of your tenants, writes Mark Trafford.  

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