And we have some exciting announcements for our valued clients!
It’s been a little while since our last newsletter but rest assured we have been busy making fabulous changes in the business for our landlords and our tenants. For 2017 we will get back to quarterly emails to keep you informed of what is happening in the industry.
Firstly I would like to Welcome our new clients this year, it’s been wonderful to have you entrust your valuable business with us and we hope that you are enjoying the excellent service we have to offer.
Secondly Thank you to all of our clients for your support and business, many of you have been with me for a number of years and your loyalty is greatly appreciated.
Now that the weather is becoming a little warmer and the days are getting longer, people’s motivation to move house increases. With tenants on the move landlords will want to take this opportunity to smarten up the interior and exterior of their investments. If your property is looking good then a house wash, garden tidy up and some water blasting may be all that is needed to prepare for the rush of tenants considering your property as their new home.
We had the exciting arrival of our daughter Harper in the New Year so the last few months have been an incredible journey. With her already easy going nature and her sisters no nonsense attitude I may have two great Property Managers in the making!
I am now officially back from maternity leave after a great transition from full time mum (well still full time mum) to property manager. Many of my clients have already been in contact so if you do wish to touch base please feel free to email or call me.
As some of you may already know I will be taking 3 months maternity leave from Christmas but rest assured it will be business as usual. I have carefully selected an excellent property manager to look after things while I’m on leave and I will still be available to oversee things if required but I’m confident you will be in very good hands.
As part of the government’s proposed budget, introduction to rental WOF’s has been on the agenda. Although the proposal is only directed at state housing, it may only be a matter of time before the these WOF’s are introduced to private rental properties as well.
The checklist which will be used by assessors is certainly a work in progress and it’s been suggested based on the current checklist that 90% of homes would fail a WOF. But no need for panic at this stage, this will be developed and improved after further trials to ensure that any checklist and methodology is practical for assessors and landlords to comply with.