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COVID-19 - Client Update 01/10/2020

01/10/2020 - Moratorium on Evictions ends as from 29 September 2020, We have received confirmation that the COVID-19 Moratorium on Evictions has ended on the 29th of September, this means that :  No longer required to offer a fixed term agreement extension for COVID-19 impacted tenants, a tenancy can now be ended via standard tenancy regulations (Found here RTA Link ...

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September 2020 Market Update

  Coming to you from Robelle Domain in Springfield Lakes with the September 2020 real estate market update. We have had a very busy month with excellent results. Of the seven properties that we had available for Rent we received 109 applications. The days on market to find a good quality tenant were 12. Consistent now for the past 6 months being under 2 weeks to secure a tenant. We can...

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August 2020 Market Update

Review our August Market Update from Redbank Plains  Coming to you from the Eden's Crossing Fernbrook Rise estate in Redbank Plains. Here you can purchase house and land packages starting at $320,000. Land starts at $169,500. And establish time could be purchased for 335,000 or you could even get a four bedroom home with a swimming pool for 390,000 If you were looking to buy in August 202...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 22/8/2020

22/08/2020 - Limits on numbers at Open Homes - effective immediately  With news of local cases, we will now limit our Open Homes to 10 people as per Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's direction. This could cause some delay in getting everyone through the houses so please be patient as we work through this. All attendees must use Sanitiser provided by us, we will also have gloves and ma...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 22/7/2020

22/07/2020 - Update on Job Keeper and Seeker  The past 3 months in Queensland for Real Estate has been easily managed with the COVID Residential Tenancies Practice Guide that was released on the HUB. As Property Managers we had clear guidelines to work with.  https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/126313/residential-tenancies-practice-guide-april-2020.pdf We con...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 23/4/2020

23/4/2020 - Update on DRAFT Guide released on the HUB tonight  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! It worked. All the efforts that Queensland Investors have put into the REIQ's Everybody Matters campaign has made a difference.    As a member of the REIQ we were privy to a closed Webinar today that discussed the draft guide which has been uploaded to The-Hub tonight (you can cl...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 22/4/2020

22/4/2020 - Bill Passed in QLD Parliament COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020 The Queensland Parliament has now passed a bill that has amendments to the Residential Tenancies act. This bill has been now made available via the below link:  https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/bills-and-legislation/current-bills-register As an REIQ member office we are attending a Webinar ...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 20/4/2020

20/04/2020 - Email from Housing Minister  Ahead of this week's sitting of Parliament all that emailed the Premier received the following email:  WE HAVE LISTENED   Thank you for your email to the Premier and Minister for Trade in relation to the protections for property owners and tenants in Queensland during the COVID-19 crisis. As...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 16/4/2020

16/4/2020 - Labor back tracks on Amendments to Residential Tenancies Act  The REIQ have launched an excellent 'Everyone Matters' campaign and so many have jumped on board in support. It appears to be working as the Minister has released a statement saying: "The Palaszczuk Government will continue to listen and work with stakeholders in the finalisation of new temporary COVID-19 ten...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 14/4/2020

Everyone Matters REIQ releases templates for Urgent Review of Special COVID-19 Residential Property Protections It is important that anyone whom recognises that Landlords are also needing to be protected at this time reads this link, and shares the message to Premier Palaszczuk’s email. This is how we will have our voice heard before Parliament sits on Wednesday 22 April 2020. Click on t...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 09/4/2020

9/4/20 -Special COVID-19 Protections for residential tenants and owners in Queensland ****Note the following are the proposed and not yet passed as legislation - Parliament sits the first week after Easter and the REIQ are formulating a response as a matter of urgency **** Today's announcement by Minster for Housing and Public Works, Mick De Brenni, has unveiled a package of measures to imple...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 02/4/2020

2/4/2020 - Rental Grant  The state government had set up a grant program that offers an emergency rental assistance payment of up to $500 a week, for up to four weeks, for Queenslanders who can not make rent. This grant is only available to Queenslanders who need it the most and have exhausted all other options. The COVID-19 Rental Grant is a one-off payment of up to 4 weeks rent (maximu...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 01/4/2020

01/4/2020 - Further clarification around the Rent Moratorium. In Queensland, if we have an issue whereby the tenant does not pay rent, then a process is followed that sometimes eventuates to the Court system. In our state our court is called the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). QCAT have come out with an announcement today which confirmed that no rights ...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 30/3/2020

30/3/2020 - REIQ Live Update regarding the Moratorium on Evictions If you are a Landlord and trying to understand what this means to you, check out the Live Facebook video by Antonia Mercorella of the REIQ. Link: https://www.facebook.com/TheREIQ/videos/681654109238556/ The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is the state’s peak professional association for real estate practition...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 29/3/2020

29/3/2020 - Moratorium on Evictions (A temporary prohibition of an activity/a suspension of activity ie. suspension of Evictions in Residential and Commercial Tenancies)   In tonight's announcement it was announced that there will be a 6 month moratorium on evictions. I have copied below the Press Release  :   "Now, the National Cabinet also considered this evening issues re...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 26/3/2020

26/3/2020 - Available resources Current Available Resources  Centrelink information: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/COVID19   Superannuation: ATO Early release to Superannuation   Treasury Economic Response: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus   Fact Sheets for Households: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/households

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COVID-19 - Client Update 24/3/2020

24/3/2020 - - Snippit from Email update to Owners and Tenants Assistance if you have lost your income, how does that look? This was the information we are all waiting on. But tonight we do not yet have a clear understanding. Scott Morrison said :   "A lot of progress has been made over the course of today and over the course of this week, we'll be looking to hopefully finalise some me...

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COVID-19 - Client Update 23/3/2020

23/3/2020 - Snippit from Email update to Owners and Tenants Rent It has become evident that some tenant's may or have already lost their employment and are being financially impacted due to this crisis. We will contact you if we become aware of a change in your tenants circumstances.  The Prime Minister has announced that states and territories will work together to identify what measur...

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Halloween Competition

Hey Kids,  Would you like to win an awesome Prize? It’s time for our Halloween colouring in Contest and your chance to win! Please colour the picture above with crayons, markers or coloured pencils. Our judges will choose  winners from three age groups: 3-5 years; 6-8 years; and 9-11 years. Click here to download and print Rules:  1.      ...

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End of Financial Year is fast approaching

End of Financial Year is fast approaching so what does your Property Manager do for you? At Beautique Realty we adopt the following steps to ensure our clients are ready to finalise their Property related financials for the year. 1. Make sure all your property related invoices are processed from rental income prior to the 30th of June.  2. Ensure all routine inspections are completed so...

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A powerful session for property owners & buyers!

You are invited to our Beautique Realty hosted Event in Augustine heights in 2 weeks. Learn how to fund, choose and manage the greatest asset you'll buy in your lifetime.  Register here :   www.capitalproperties.com.au/Beautique-Realty-Event-Brisbane   Hear from our Property Investor Finance specialist and learn how to get ready to gain finance to purchase an invest...

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How do I choose the right Property Manager?

Do you own a property ? Are you thinking of renting it out ? Need to find a Property Manager ? Not sure where to start ? How do you choose a Property Manager that cares? To find a property manager that is the right Property Manager for you, I have put together a few things to consider. This is such a great topic and one that I am passionate about. So much so I could write a book about it! (but...

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Asset Protection Manager

Do you love property? Is your passion in the detail? Do you strive to make a difference in your career? Be a part of an innovative agency paving the way to make a difference in the lives of our clients A place that has industry influence A place that offers a voice for property management A place that offers support in all aspects of your daily needs A place where education is never ending...

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BAD TENANTS LOVE DIY LANDLORDS

Did you know that placing your property for rent as a 'do-it-yourself' landlord in the local newspaper would possibly net you a lot of phone calls from tenants who do not like to deal with agents? There are plenty of tenants in the community that knows full well that it is much easier to deal with a private landlord who lacks experience and is unlikely to undertake in-depth reference checks or...

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Need to change property manager?

Imagine if you did a routine inspection and saw this - maybe it's time you changed property managers!  Call Beau 0411439437 and find out how easy it real is!  #funnynotfunny #property #propertymanager #realestate #springfieldlakes #bellbirdpark #augustineheights #ripley #qualityproperty 

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Changes to Legislation - Depreciation

This month, the government released draft legislation regarding the proposed changes to plant and equipment depreciation as announced in the May federal budget. The draft outlined further details around a property investor’s eligibility to claim depreciation and provided a range of scenarios to be aware of should this legislation pass. In a positive move, the government has provided the...

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PROFESSIONAL MARKETING MEANS LOWER VACANCY PERIODS

To ensure you achieve the most appropriate tenant for your rental property in the fastest period of time, it’s essential to place a clear focus on professional marketing – there are a large number of ways in which this can be achieved: For rent signs: The property should have a for rent sign placed on the front fence. If there is no front fence, the ideal spot is outside...

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WHO IS YOUR TYPICAL TENANT?

Recently released statistics show that the profile of a typical tenant is that of a female aged between 35-49 who earns above $50,000 per annum. The statistics also show that less than 30% of people who are looking to rent a property today are men. The study undertaken by website portal realestate.com.au, revealed that less than 17% of prospective tenants are less than 25 years of age. When ...

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EXPERT EYES SEE DOLLARS YOU DON'T

An essential part of the process in maximising a depreciation claim for an investment property is a thorough site inspection performed by a depreciation specialist. When a depreciation specialist visits a property they utilise their knowledge of all of the items that are deductible and available to claim. This knowledge is recognised by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) under Tax Ruling 97...

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JOIN OUR TEAM!

We are looking for the right person to join our team. Calling all Property Managers who are looking for a Part Time role with a customer service focused Property Management business. Located in Augustine Heights and servicing Ipswich and the southern suburbs of Brisbane. Email expressions of interest to [email protected] Look forward to hearing from talented Property Manager...

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Need more homes! Vacancy at all time low .

This morning I sat down in the office with Caroline our Property Manager to discuss the up coming properties that the tenants are moving on and what we have coming up for prospective tenants. I was surprised to hear almost all our tenancies are being resigned and we have only one rental property being re-listed for rent in the next three months. That one plus a few new houses means we need to f...