All states in Australia have strict legislation relating to smoke alarms in residential rental properties. In all cases, a person who does not comply with the smoke alarm legislation is guilty of an offence carrying financial penalties. According to some insurance product disclosure statements, non-compliance to current smoke alarm legislation could result in rejection of claims or reductions in the insurance payout in the event of a claim. Read More

If we were to summarize the most substantial change in the rental market today, we could easily sum it up in one word: availability. The quantity of real estate assets that have turned out to be accessible for lease in the past year and a half has reached a ground breaking high and the biggest culprit is homeownership. Read More