Beware of rental scammers.
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We received a call from a prospective tenant enquiring about one of our rental listings on the internet. This seemed … Read More

Who is responsible for pest and vermin eradication during a tenancy?
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It’s a million-dollar question which can cause conflict between a tenant and landlord, but it shouldn’t if you stick to … Read More

How do we determine ‘fair wear and tear’?
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This topic can be a contentious issue when it comes to the landlord and tenant (or the Rental Manager and … Read More

Demand for rentals is high: what that means for your rental application.
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The word ‘unprecedented’ has been used so much since March this year, however, it remains the perfect word to describe … Read More

Why you should maintain your rental property
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Recently a rental property was becoming vacant and we suggested to the landlord to make two improvements to the property … Read More

Rent relief grants to assist residential tenants.
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As life is starting to resemble some degree of normality in South Australia there are still people feeling or yet … Read More

Inspections during COVID-19.
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As some of the COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted or reduced, the real estate industry has had good news over … Read More

Temporary Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1995
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How quickly our lives have changed! Many new procedures have been implemented to adapt to the necessary requirements to get … Read More

Celebrating women in business.
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International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The … Read More

Moving and living with COVID-19.
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How many times in the last few weeks have we heard “we are living in unprecedented times”? We have seen … Read More

Caravan living.
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Over the last couple of decades, we have seen a growing numbers of ‘grey nomads’ trading their homes and hitting … Read More

Communication is the key to an effective tenancy.
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A key element to an effective tenancy is the art of communication. As a rental manager we have an important … Read More

This is the crazy season when applying for a rental property!
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As we lead up to the New Year the demand for rental properties in the Barossa Valley and surrounding areas … Read More

BRS celebrates first year of success!
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Barossa Rental Specialists celebrated our first year of success at a wine and nibbles afternoon for 75 people held at … Read More

Let’s talk about bond refunds.
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Over the last few months, we have discussed the importance of in-going, routine and final inspections which leads to one of the … Read More

The importance of setting up a tenancy correctly with an accurate in-going inspection report.
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The other month we were discussing the importance of routine inspections and if a tenant keeps on top of the … Read More

Applying for a rental property.
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The last few months have been extremely busy with people requiring rental properties. The Barossa has seen a strong demand … Read More

Licensing now required for all Residential Property Managers.
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11 Nov 16 The Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) is delighted at the announcement today from the State … Read More

Terminating a fixed term contract.
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Some landlords are unsure about the procedures for ending a fixed term contract. A rental agreement is a legal document … Read More

Are you thinking of increasing the rent?
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If you are, are you aware that several legislative changes have happened in the industry which will affect the way … Read More