In conversations with owners new to property investment, and with people who have chosen never to invest in property, we often hear this sentence: "What if the tenants trash the place?".
The feeling of apprehension and nervousness is understandable. No one wants to risk having something of value handed over to someone who will cause damage and disappointment. However, while the feeling is understandable, it is usually not justified.
It has been a long and difficult wait for landlords, tenants and real estate businesses alike over the past weeks as the economy has deteriorated significantly and many Government assistance measures have been announced.
Until recently, there had been next to no mention of how landlords, tenants, and real estate agencies should navigate this challenging time. Finally, clarity has been delivered via a media release from the NSW Government on Easter Monday 13th April.
Quality tenant selection in the first instance and a professional property management approach will do much to avoid the need to even consider how to remove a tenant from your property. However, it is still possible that at some stage in your property investment journey you will be faced with the challenge of how to remove a difficult tenant.
In this article we cover how a termination notice must be issued to a tenant, the amount of notice required to terminate the tenancy, and what happens if the tenant doesn't leave as ordered.
There is a lot to consider when you first take the step to rent out a property you own. Whether you are looking to move out of the family home and offer it for rent, or whether you have purchased your first investment property specifically to find a great tenant - there is a lot to be done before it hits the market.
A conversation with an experienced rental property manager is of course a very good place to start. Additionally, the following points will provide a broad overview of what will need to be done and/or prepared in advance of finding a tenant for your home.
If you're a landlord or landlord-to-be and you're asking the question "Do I Need Landlord Insurance?" - the answer is undoubtably yes. This article explains why.
However even if you have landlord insurance for your investment property, it's worth taking the time to consider these few questions to ensure your policy is up to date and your investment is covered securely.
Carnelian Property Management Newcastle NSW
We are a family-owned and run Charlestown real estate agent offering expert property management across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.