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Water has an incredible ability to find its way into all sorts of strange places.  In community schemes, this can quickly fudge the outlines of who is responsible for water damage.  So who should you be talking to if you suffer water damage?  And what are you responsible for? For owners in a property with a Building Manager, this person should always be your first port of call in a case of water damage, as they will identify responsibility for repairs.  It is important to recognise responsibility is divided between the Owners Corporation or Body Corporate and individual lot owners.  Bodies corporate/owners corporations are generallyRead More →

Unfortunately, in this day and age, it is almost necessary for a Property Manager or leasing consultant to complete a course in self-defence along with their registration. I began asking Property Managers if any have had scary encounters whilst at a tenant’s premises.  Statistically speaking, 1 in 5 had some sort of scare.  I personally, have been pushed against a wall, whilst carrying out an exit inspection, by the outgoing tenant.  This drew me to the conclusion to NEVER agree to conduct the inspection with them present. Routine inspections, if carried out correctly, should be fairly straight forward and the tenant should, in most instances,Read More →

A tragic shooting yesterday left 2 female property managers dead and a third male property manager in hospital in a stable condition. The shooting occurred in a rural property where the managers were understood to be conducting a standard tenancy inspection. The tenant is believed to have opened fire on the property managers at the home killing two and injuring a third. Detective Inspector Dene Begbie of Northland Police said roads around the area were cordoned and the suburb was in lock-down as a major police operation was launched when the gunshots were reported at around 11am local time on Wednesday, July 26th. Responding officers wereRead More →

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Realestate.com.au recently put together an interesting resource guiding agents on marketing listings on their website. It covers the following points: Photography 76% of consumers on realestate.com.au told us that professional photography helps a listing stand out* Best image first, most frequented rooms next Consider the order of images: Living spaces Kitchen Bathroom Bedrooms Outdoor space Add your market’s lifestyle element. Think location, shopping, entertainment, schooling and transport Don’t skimp on imagery because it’s a rental Reuse professional photos when reletting or selling *Source: Residential Consumer Omnibus, July 2016 Hero Image First impressions count so feature the best image first Drawcard or not, external shots showRead More →

Smoke alarms have a lifespan of just 10 years. Do you know when the smoke alarms in your complex expire? What are the consequences of not replacing expired smoke alarms? As part of our series on smoke alarm compliance for property managers, we will answer these questions. Some smoke alarms do not have an obvious “expiry date”. For example, the smoke alarm (on the left) has a manufacture date of 30th March 2017, hence the replacement of the alarm needs to occur on or before 30th of March 2027. Other alarms are much clearer and state “Replace by X date” or similar. Please note that alarms should be replaced before they expire. If a smokeRead More →

What is bullying? Everyone’s definition of bullying is different.  Wikipedia says as follows: Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behaviour is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict. Many of us have children and the bullying that occurs at schools today astounds me.  From verbal threats to physical attacks.  We all are asking “why is it getting worse?”  I don’t remember it being this bad when we were kids. We can blameRead More →

TheOnsiteManager.com.au is delighted to announce that we have partnered with Hotspots Australia to ensure your smoke alarm and other compliance obligations are being met. With the recent changes in smoke alarm legislation in QLD we thought it was important to ensure our clients are up to date and ready to change. To read more about the changes in legislation see here Hotspots have created an exclusive package for onsite managers, combining smoke alarm compliance, general electrical and air conditioning work under one banner. In addition to the ease of dealing with just one trade, Hotspots also does not charge call out fees resulting in savingsRead More →

When buying a management rights or leasehold accommodation business such as a motel there is an interesting dynamic at play that many purchasers fail to pay sufficient attention to. The fact is that outside the core group comprising the purchaser, the vendor and their associated advisors there is a third-party lurking. In the case of leases it’s the landlord and in the case of management rights it’s the body corporate. In both cases this third party has a vested interest in the professional capacity of the purchaser and their likely prospects of success. In both cases character, financial standing and qualifications will be important considerations.Read More →

A Property Manager’s ticket to freedom   HiRUM Software Solutions announces the launch of ‘HiRUM Anywhere’ today, a property management solution which will redefine the accommodation Industry. ‘HiRUM Anywhere’ has been designed to give Property Managers complete freedom, offering them the opportunity to access critical business information whilst on the go.  No longer will they be required to have access to a computer or the internet in order to keep an eye on their business. The benefits of the technology created by HiRUM is that it is ‘Mobile First’ not traditional ‘Cloud’. This allows the software to be accessed even without internet connectivity or power; and is designedRead More →

A very large number of TheOnsiteManager managers trust Reliable Pool Care to service commercial and residential pools in Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs since 2001. We have recently expanded our service area to include the Gold Coast . We pride ourselves on being very competitive and knowledgeable on all aspects of pool maintenance Sent from my iPhone We supply and install pumps , chloronators and filters along with robotic pool cleaners and suction cleaners. One off and regular servicing available. We are More than happy to provide a free poolside consultation and discuss a way of improving your maintenance schedule and improve the health and well-beingRead More →

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