Spring has sprung, and today sure has brought the summer heat!

With summer approaching, there are a few things that all landlords should be considering in pro-active maintenance and protection of their investment property.

1. STORM SEASON will soon be upon us. Prevention is definitely better than cure to keep your property protected from storm damage. If your property is prone to gutters needing cleaning (which most properties are!), or if your garden is likely to need a seasonal trim-back of large branches, now is the time to do this.

2. TERMITE SEASON is also coming. Spring has sprung, magpies are swooping, and termites are hungry. We urge all clients to have annual termite inspections and pest control done on their properties and now is a good time to do that.

3. AIR-CONDITIONING DEMANDS are also flowing in. Last summer saw unprecedented temperatures in Brisbane and the heat was on with demands from tenants for air-conditioning. The reality is that this once “luxury” is now considered an essential item.  This is a distinct change in the market we have noticed, and as a property investor it is important to stay abreast of market trends to maximise your over-all return.

We completely 100% understand that tenants lease a property on an ‘as is’ basis.

We completely 100% understand that tenants asking for air-conditioning is a huge cost to consider.

HOWEVER, as the ‘eyes and ears’ in the rental market we have noticed the change in focus.  This does not mean every property should have an air-conditioner in every room – or even at all.  It is just food for thought and an update on something that we have noticed a distinct change in the tenancy landscape on.

Beyond Property Management are a Brisbane specialist property management agency. We offer a ‘for investors, by investors’ service, covering areas from Caboolture down to Beenleigh, East to the water, and West to Ipswich.  We pride ourselves on offering old-fashioned service with cutting-edge technology.  If you are looking for a team that strives to be (and believes succeeds in being!) the best property managers in Brisbane – who genuinely cares about clients and works hard to prove it, then we would love to hear from you!