Roundup: Litigious lawyers, solar power and a ban on … guess who

Roundup: Litigious lawyers, solar power and a ban on … guess who

A few of our recent featured posts have stimulated a lot of discussion here on the Forum. My comments about how some landlords won’t rent to lawyers was borne out by a case study that you can read HERE – all about how a couple of legal eagle renters basically ignored the strata committee in […]

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Why lazy landlords end up with terrible tenants

Why lazy landlords end up with terrible tenants

If you are a landlord – or the less feudal term ‘property investor’ – do you think of your tenants as assets or liabilities? You might worry about getting bad tenants, but are you ever concerned that you might be a bad landlord? A bad tenant is pretty easy to identify and we’ve seen them […]

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Roundup: Oldies rewarded but Byron gutted by Airbnb

Roundup: Oldies rewarded but Byron gutted by Airbnb

An odd coincidence this week had me back on radio again this week yacking about our old friends Airbnb. The first, in their continuing effort to convince politicians that they are really just a local hug-fest, they have snuggled up to Minister for Mental Health, Women and Ageing  (in that order) Tanya Davies and offered […]

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Five dumb reasons (and one good one) for saying no to solar

Five dumb reasons (and one good one) for saying no to solar

  Wondering whether your building is ready to make the great leap forward into solar energy? This month a new online tool was launched, allowing you to calculate how much power you could generate from your rooftop. The SunSpot platform has already attracted media interest with stories about its benefit for both residential and commercial […]

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Roundup: Complicit or compliant?

Roundup: Complicit or compliant?

  A story in the SMH last week about the relaxation of planning laws explains how new rules about ‘complying developments’ will make it easier to build townhouses and small unit blocks (or “Manor Houses”) without much in the way of planning approval at all. The story – an opinion piece, really – has raised […]

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