Having placed a typically 4-week rent as a bond, getting that money back will certainly help with the cash flow for the move. So let us define some basic concepts ..
Looking Back, Looking Forward
What a tough year it has been with the battle against COVID-19 for not only our Owners and Tenants but also the industry and a nation ..
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them” Desmond Tutu.
The "International Day of Families" is celebrated ..
A seemingly simple question that we often get from our commercial tenants and owners – when will tenants get keys to a commercial property? Whilst this may appear ..
Perth has been lauded by industry experts as a top capital city market outperformer in 2021. With Peth recording the strongest quarterly value increase of all capital ..
How do you prepare your home for an inspection?
For most Australians, renting a property at some point of their lives is inevitable, therefore you can ..
On March 30, 2020, a moratorium was placed for rental increases and terminations, to help those impacted by COVID-19. This temporary freeze has suspended the free ..
What to expect for Property Inspections in WA? How do I prepare for Property Inspections? What are Property Inspections and how are they conducted in Perth?
The Year 2021 welcomes the Year of the Metal Ox for the Chinese all over the world. With its 12 zodiac signs and 5 elements (Fire, Wood, Metal, Water and Earth), ..
"It is not where you start but where you finish that counts" Zig Ziglar. How do you employ strategies to ensure that you finish off what you started throughout ..
"It is not happiness that brings us gratitude. It is gratitude that brings us happiness”
Surreal. Tragic. Isolation. Loneliness.
Commercial vs Residential Property Investing
What are the differences between commercial and residential property investing? Here are some key points ..
Since the leasing market is a highly competitive segment, making the right first impression is critical to ensure that your property stands out from the crowd. What ..
Recent statistics indicate that around 70% of Western Australian homes are owner-occupied while 30% are renter-occupied, which continues to rise as younger generations ..
While searching for the ideal tenant in a commercial property, Owners often require clarification on what property outgoings a tenant is required to pay legally ..
According to REIWA, rental listings in Perth have dropped to an 8-year low, falling 8 percent to 2,926 rental listings available.
How Can You Put Your Best Foot Forward with Tenancy Applications?
What do Landlords and Property Managers look for in deciding a tenant for their investment ..
How Do I Determine the Right Rental Price for my Property?
Even as the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, the residential rentals ..
The real estate landscape in Perth and all over the world is changing – and one of the most significant consideration is remote working. According to McKinsey’s ..
World Environment Day: 5 June.
As Australians, we are particularly known globally for our care for nature and our environment. In conjunction with the World ..
All over the world, Muslims are called to observe the month of Ramadhan, a time of fasting in preparation for their new year celebration, Eid-Al-Fitri or also known ..
The world has been changing so rapidly recently and our fast-paced lives are suddenly at a halt when we have been urged to stay home as much as we can in this season. ..
Rentvesting has increased in its popularity in recent times in Australia, especially as housing affordability seems to have been a challenge with first-home buyers. ..
The Consumer Protection Division is considering a major review of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). They have produced discussion papers covering each of the ..
Is celebrating Valentine's Day really important in Australia? Do more men or women consider Valentine's Day to be important?
Paying Utilities in Rental Properties
Understanding and balancing income and outgoing expenses is essential to successful property investment. This usually brings ..
Why hiring an excellent property management company to help is important to optimise your cash-flow. Not only will the best property managers advise you on how to ..
If you already have your place tenanted, what can you, as a Landlord, do to keep your vacancy rate at the bare minimum? Here are some specific steps outlined to ..
Save money and the environment this summer by incorporating 9 practical and easy to adopt Home Cooling strategies today.
As December marks the final milestone for 2019, in the midst of the Christmas and New Year frenzy, let us examine our lives in 2019 in order that we will be better ..
As one of Perth’s most reputable and established property management companies, Time Conti Sheffield have had the privilege of working with hundreds of successful ..
It's almost the end of the year again, time is flying by. There have been some changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, the 2 most significant relate to child ..
Whether you’ve just purchased your first investment property or you’re a seasoned investor with an impressive portfolio, choosing whether to handle the property ..
With the uprise of trends, property investors are considering if it is really worthwhile hiring a property management company or perhaps they should just DIY in ..
Halloween is now commonly celebrated in the Western world as a community event and is now gaining popularity in the Perth neighbourhoods. Here are some interesting ..
Selecting and knowing how to wisely use a Property Management Company will ensure that Investors save precious time and money.
In Western Australia, there are certain mandatory compliance for all rental properties. This useful guide with relevant links will help you ensure that your property ..
Here are some of the most bizarre events that took place in world history in the month of August.
Perth is one of the windiest cities in the world. So, as the cold winds blow in our beloved city, here are 9 ideas that will help you embrace winter:
Tax Guide: Rental properties 2018 - This guide explains how to treat rental income and expenses,
including how to treat more than 230 residential rental property ..
As the season changes, almost instinctively we embrace a time of quiet reflection, our moods framed by the beautiful golden and red landscape of calm that will begin ..
On March 8th, the world celebrates International Women's Day.
Today marks the first day of Chinese New Year 2019 - the Year of the Earth Pig. As the world's 1.4 billion Chinese celebrate this festival, here are 7 Must-Knows ..
Each year brings with it a sense of hope and optimism and I believe that even as we have been through a real estate downswing over the last few years, the light ..
Our 5 Top Picks of Unique New Year Resolutions to Embrace will spur you into a happier and more relaxed you.
Western Australia's Treasurer Ben Wyatt has presented the Mid-Year Budget, with WA on track to reach a surplus by 2019-20. Overall the outlook is optimistic ..
Let us find out the story behind some of these popular Christmas traditions that have been around for hundreds of years.
These 10 Bizarre Facts on Spring will Surprise You - from why perfume is especially important this season to the reason why Spring falls on different days based ..
What better season than spring to inspire us to spend time in our gardens given its numerous health benefits as detailed in this article.
It is wet and cold outside as we turn up our heaters and cozy up inside. However, unintentionally, in our attempts to keep our homes toasty warm, we are creating ..
Property investment is a proven vehicle for building wealth over the long-term, but financial success takes time and effort - and of course, it depends largely on ..
Here are our some important tips and recommendations on how to protect your bond
The Dangers & Risks of Outsourcing Property Management (PM) functions far outweigh its benefits, says research. Explore more in this article.
ANZAC Day - It is a day to remember, a time we are desperate to forget yet, it is in the heart of this fire that this nation of steel is forged...
The Rental Properties 2017 Guide provided by the ATO assists all investment property owners understand over 230 residential property items. A highly recommended ..
Discover the best April Fool's Day publicity pranks sure to bring a smile to your day. This is a reminder to us to never trust everything we read on the media!
How to Protect Your Home and Family from Australia's most common natural hazard - the STORM.
Valentine's Day Celebration
10 Simple Ways To Make You Happier In 2018
Although there is no sure-fire way to protect a break-in for most of us, preventive measures are critical to deter a burglary, aside from an installed security system. ..
Once again, Australia celebrates - The Race that Stops The Nation - in November. Held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, this will be an event of glamour, excitement ..
Spring blossoms hope in our hearts. Celebrated around the world with joy and gladness, let us take an armchair tour of the world and discover 10 unique cultural ..
The blessed season is upon us again! As the Beatles' "Here comes the sun" and Armstrong's "What a wonderful world" echo in our minds, ..
Fire. A word that ignites deep emotions and trigger a plethora of thoughts. It is innate, instinctive and powerful. Destructive or Life-giving? Religious, mysterious ..
Following the recent 2017 Budgets and a recent survey (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)), this article discusses consideration for downsizing.
The United Nation's 2017 World Happiness Research ranked Australia as one of the top ten happiest nations in the world. Denmark has been consistently ranked ..
How we love Easter! From young, we have happy memories, from Easter egg hunts to chocolate bunnies that satisfy our sweet craving. It is timely that we take a moment ..
A happy tenant is more than just a tenant renting a property who doesn't have any complaints. The smart investor knows that a happy tenant equals a long-term ..
Vacancies are the bane of every property investorâ€™s life. Theyâ€™re costly and time-consuming and if they happen frequently or for an extended period, they can ..
The merits of investing in a residential rental property are well-known, but what is less well-known is the impact - both positive and negative - that a property ..
Everyone makes mistakes - it's just that some are more costly than others. And for first-time landlords, the learning curve can be steep and there can be some ..
In the same way that a healthy lifestyle is an important contributor to our general wellbeing and longevity, proactive steps to protect the health of an investment ..
High-rise living is on the up in Australia. To give you an idea of just how rapidly this property sector is growing - consider this statistic from the biannual crane ..
Property has always been considered to be one of the safest and most rewarding long-term investments, so if you're considering making an investment in property, ..
If you're looking for an investment property which will appeal to families, make sure you're looking in the right suburb. To make things easier, let's ..
All new tenants will always have a list of questions they want to ask. Some questions are more common than others so here are answers to some of the most commonly ..
Buying property can be an excellent way for people to protect themselves against the impact of inflation, build capital and set themselves up for retirement. However, ..
It only takes one problematic tenant to create significant legal and financial issues for a landlord, most of whom don't have the experience, expertise, resources ..
With nearly 60 per cent of Australiaâ€™s 7.5 million households having a furry, feathered or fishy friend and around a third of Australians renting their homes, ..
Does the 'perfect tenant' actually exist?
A glossary of terms to help you. if you're a newcomer to the world of property investment.
When an outdoor parking space measuring a mere 12m2 sells for $120,000 - what does that say about property investment?
We're often asked the question - what makes Time Conti Sheffield Property Managers different from the rest of the industry?
With an estimated 60% of the Australian population owning a pet and given that around a third of the nation's households rent their accommodation, the numbers ..
While the fundamental aims of property investment have remained the same over the years, the rental property landscape has changed significantly for both landlords ..
Having the right tenant is one of the most crucial contributors to a successful and sustainable property investment.
Second part of our 'Questions To Ask When Buying An Investment Property' series.
Buying an investment property is a big step and doing thorough due diligence before signing the contract is essential.
Whether you're a first-time investor or have an established portfolio, choosing your property manager is one of the most important decisions you will make.
Record low interest rates have given seasoned investors a further incentive to put their cash into property, but for first-timers, making the foray into property ..
Residential property has long been a favourite investment option for many Australians and many investors have been satisfied with their long-term returns.
Cheap is not cheerful when it comes to protecting your very valuable asset and itâ€™s important to choose wisely.
An investment property that is standing empty is one of the most stressful situations for a landlord - but just as there are many reasons for vacancies, there are ..
If you're considering entering the investment property market for the first time, there are some key questions that you should ask before signing an offer document.
Buying an investment property is a huge step, but it's only part of the journey and there are a few more steps that have to be taken.
Tenants from hell, high loan repayments and persistent maintenance problems can conspire to make landlords feel investing in residential property is best left to ..
Choosing the right property management company to manage your investment property can be a daunting prospect.
Our general manager Cindy Knight discusses the top 5 things you need to consider when investing in an area which is popular with families.