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.
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.
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.
A landlord or property manager is legally entitled to inspect a rental property every four weeks. This may not be feasible but other opportunities to see inside a rental unit are available such as when maintenance work is being carried out.
FreemanX is one of the many companies that have no products of their own but sell vouchers on behalf of other companies. You can do things like race cars, jump out planes or takes trips away. On the surface, it all sounds good. However, experience with the company tells a different story. FreemanX have little interest in their customers’ rights and have terms and conditions that I believe are in breach of both the Fair Trading Act and the Consumer Guarantees Acts. This doesn’t sit well with the values they publicise, that include;
Integrity – have pride and confidence in the decisions we make.
Customer Satisfaction – exceed expectations, serve, respect, and smile.
If you’re considering using FreemanX, read this article first and then go and purchase your activity directly from the supplier.
Most disputes can be settled by bringing the ongoing problem to the forefront by sitting down with a mediator and being able to talk freely but in strict confidence and without prejudice.