Landlord Information


Information for Landlords and Lessors Owning Real Estate on the Redcliffe Peninsula


All agents, tenants and landlords are required to act within the laws and regulations set by the PAMD Act 2000 (should be: Property Occupations Acy 2014 and Agents Financial Administration Act 2014) and Residential and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008. The Residential Tenancies Agency (RTA) is a state government body that assists agents, tenants and landlords in navigating the laws and regulations set out by these Acts. The RTA provides tenancy information, bond management, dispute resolution, investigation, policy and education services. For general information or assistance on Queensland tenancy regulations, please contact the Residential Tenancies Authority on 1300 366 311 or visit www.rta.qld.gov.au We've also provided some information that the Property Management Team at RealWay Property Consultants Redcliffe have gathered on how to increase your rental return on your investment property and also some frequently asked questions and answers. Should you require any ...

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RealWay Redcliffe's Tips on Increasing your Investment Property Rental Return


Ever wondered why some properties sizzle, and others fizzle? There are a number of factors which influence the potential rent a property can command. To assist, we have compiled a list of top tips to maximise your rental value. Click here to download a copy of our tips to Increasing Your Rental Return.

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Tax Depreciation


What Is Tax Depreciation? Depreciation is a tax deduction available for the decline in value of any asset over time due to wear and tear. Property depreciation specifically relates to investment properties and refers to the deductions available for the decline in value of a building and its plant and equipment assets over time. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) allows property investors to claim depreciation as a deduction on their taxable income each financial year, for any income producing property. These deductions reduce your taxable income allowing you to pay less tax and increase the cash flow from your investment property. Click here to calculate how much you can claim for depreciation on your investment property.    


RealWay Redcliffe's Tips for First Time Investors in Real Estate


Sensible investments in property residential or non-residential have many benefits, including capital growth. Property has been a popular route to wealth for many Australians for many years. Buying their own home is often the first investment many people make; purchasing another property may well be the second even before shares and other assets. But your first investment in property needn`t be your home. Indeed, buying a small apartment to rent out can be a good way to accumulate funds so you can eventually buy your own place, in an area where you want to live. Increasing numbers of young Australians are choosing this route, buying in one suburb while renting in a more desirable and expensive area or living at home for a while longer. Still others are diversifying into non-residential property via property trusts and syndicates. Sensible investments in property have many attractions. Property can be less volatile than shares though not always and it tends to be regarded as a safe ha...

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Foreign Real Estate Investors


Non Australian residents are able to purchase residential investment properties in Australia...so long as the purchase is in accordance with the guidelines administered by the Foreign Investments Review Board (FIRB). To assist, we've developed a list of FAQs for Foreign Investors for those residing overseas and are interested in investing in the Australian property market. Click here to download a copy of these FAQs. For detailed up to date information visit www.firb.gov.au Please note that RealWay Redcliffe recommend that you seek advice from the relevant Australian government authorities, your immigration agent and/or solicitor before considering to purchase.

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Landlord's Frequently Asked Questions


What is a property condition report? This is a report that is compiled at the commencement of a tenancy prior to your tenant moving into the property. This report outlines the condition of the property at the commencement of the tenancy and is used when the tenant vacates to ensure that the property is left in the same condition. This is the last inspection carried out as soon as possible after the end of a tenancy, when the tenants have returned their keys. The Property Condition Report is used at this inspection and each item is checked off to make certain that the property is in the same condition as when the tenant took possession. It is at this inspection that any items that need to be rectified by the tenant are identified. What is a Routine Inspection?Routine inspections are conducted after a tenant takes possession of the property and are conducted every four months. These inspections are essential to ensure that your property is being maintained to an acceptable standard and...

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