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Covid-19: Some tips for landlords to manage rent arrears

It should come as no surprise to anyone that over the last two weeks, most of the inquiries we have received from landlords concern rent. More specifically, arrears. Our responses to each of these inquiries largely reflect the following: 1. Get yourself sorted It has been made abundantly clear to APIA members that in times like this, cash-flow is king. Take a good look at your cash...
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Covid-19: Should you continue to issue 14-day notices

Many landlords are understandably worried after stories like this emerged in the media over the last two weeks. On the one hand, landlords, by and large, understand renting is a human business. On the other hand, many landlords are frustrated by being excluded from most of the government's relief packages in light of Covid-19. Not to mention, rent arrear is a risk that is very pres...
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John Priest: Being a successful landlord, my way

Firstly, be careful who you accept as a tenant. Sorry property managers, but I insist on managing my own properties and I consider the most important aspect of this to be tenant selection. I want to meet prospective tenants and see if I have a good feeling about them. Whatever your instinct tells you it must be backed up with research. Once when I had had a shortage of...
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Why The Case Of Cattermole v Jackson Should Enter Every Landlord's Lexicon?

Do you have one of those tenants who seem to know the system inside-out, so much so that he always, always, gets away with paying rent late? I had one once. And let me tell you something, it was like being stuck in the Twilight Zone. For months no end, he would always be exactly 20 days behind on rent, carefully skirting around the 21-day legislative deadline for the Tenancy Tribunal to in...
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Tenancy Agreements In Terms Of Debt Collection

by Craeg Williams Choosing the right tenant is not always the easiest process. Landlords are often in the position of choosing from applicants who are not perfect but will hopefully prove to be adequate. Once you hace chosen the best applicant on merit, it is time for the background check. Remember the references they provide may be the only way to track the tenant down if they do end up doi...
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2013 Resolution #1: Get Paid On Time

2013!!! In the words of every magazine cover, blog and self-helping newsletter: New Year, New You? Well, let us be the first to say, hopefully not, because we quite like the "old" you. But we shan't go quietly into 2013. How about some resolutions? Not the impossible, annoying, guilt-ridden-when-they-don't-quite-happen kind, the completely possible, totally probably, small-steps kind (i....
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