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WARNING - Heritage Gas Heaters

April 11, 2018

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         Vulcan Heritage heater    Pyrox Heritage heater Energy Safe Victoria is urging Victorians with either a Vulcan Heritage or a Pyrox Heritage gas heater in their home not to use them until they are tested by a qualified gasfitter. Victoria’s Director of Energy Safety, Paul Fearon, said both the Pyrox and Vulcan brands of the Heritage heater […]

Why engage a professional to manage your investment property?

February 10, 2018

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One of the main advantages of using a professional to manage your investment property is peace of mind.  Qualified Property Managers know the market place, ensuring you receive maximum returns on your investment.  They also have an understanding of the relevant legislation and paperwork that is required under the Act. The world of property management […]

8 Steps Before You Sign

January 12, 2018

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Purchasing a residential  investment property Before you buy an investment property, or commit to loan payments, it’s important to go through some checks and balances. We advise to (at least) take the following 8 steps… Step 1 Engage a building inspector to assess the condition of the property, structural strengths and weaknesses, short and long […]

Smoke Alarm Safety

January 2, 2018

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In most states across Australia smoke alarms complying with Australian Standards must be fitted in all rental properties and in accordance with the Building Code of Australia. In Victoria, all homes constructed after 1st August 1997 are required to have mains-powered smoke alarms installed. Smoke alarms should be supported by a home fire escape plan. […]

Balcony & Deck Safety

January 2, 2018

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Regular inspections needed The tragic collapse of a balcony in a rented property recently highlights the need for regular inspections by a suitably qualified building practitioner. All balconies and decks are constructed to carry a specific load and should not be overloaded. Signs that a balcony or deck may have deteriorated include: It feels unsteady […]

Drug Production In Rental Properties

November 30, 2017

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Unfortunately, we have witnessed a number of unusual and alarming signs over the years when inspecting rental properties. We are learning new techniques after stumbling across modern illicit drug production: Remain calm to not appear alarmed. Aim to leave the property safely. Do not suddenly and conspicuously leave the property, casually finish up the inspection […]