Investing in property is a business, so it is important to manage it properly in order to achieve financial success.

The first decision you’ll need to make regarding investing in property is whether to manage it yourself or hire a property manager. Whether you decide to go DIY or hire a property manager, it helps to know the ins and outs, so, here are five tips to help you understand what’s involved.

  1. Be familiar with the law

There are laws in place to protect both tenants and landlords. It’s important that you are familiar with these laws and understand your and your tenant’s rights and responsibilities. Knowing the law is also helpful if you decide to hire a property manager.

  1. Prepare the necessary documentation

Before looking for tenants, organise all the required documentation, which will include:

  1. Attract and secure quality tenants

What do you look for in a tenant? Create a list of qualities you need your prospective tenant to have. You should also research the appropriate rent you will charge for your property. Ask about pets and of course references.

  1. Fill out the documentation, lodge the bond, and collect the rent

Once you find a tenant, file all the necessary paperwork. Keep good records of rent in and interest out along with any expenses you incur. You will need all this for taxation purposes.

  1. Retain and maintain

When you have secured a tenant make sure to respond to requests for repairs and maintenance quickly and efficiently. It’s also recommended to organise inspections to keep tabs on the condition of your property.

 

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