Aug

12

What rental property owners should know about lead-based paint

peeling lead paint

Many of us have older rental properties that need a good dose of maintenance from time to time. Be aware that lead paint can be an issue in older properties (mostly prior to 1980) and get the right person to do the job safely.


Jul

5

Wasps in your rental property?

wasp in rental property

Wasp nests are a real problem when heading into the warmer months. A wasp sting can be very painful and in some cases life threatening, so the last thing that you want is a nest growing in or around your rental property.


Apr

6

Do you need a retaining wall?

retaining wall erosion

If there is a sudden, steep change of gradient in the level of the land on your property, or if your foundations are under threat from a sliding hill, you should consider building a retaining wall.


Jan

28

So what does an Architect actually do?

Architectural Design

An architect is a highly qualified specialist in all practical, emotional and legal matters relating to the design of buildings, and the extent of their work goes a great deal further than the drawing up of construction plans.


Sep

28

Happy Tenants get a Gift Basket for Christmas

family favourites gift basket

The rewards for treating a tenant well can be huge. Renewed contracts, timely rent and a personal touch can all come from a simple act of kindness over Christmas, but choosing the right gift basket for a tenant at Christmas is vital to convey the right sentiments.


Sep

22

How to test for lead paint

old wooden door with lead paint

Lead paint can be potentially hazardous to your health. How do you tell if a particular coat of paint is lead based? They look the same. It isn’t worth the risk, especially when the risks are so high and the tests for lead paint so easy! Discover if you have lead paint the easy way.