January 2020

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Contributed By: Hynes Legal on

The background Law can be a very dry occupation. As long as you are not on the receiving end of them, some of the lines in legal judgments can be somewhat amusing. One of the best judgments in recent times was the striking out of the bulk of Mark Latham’s defamation defence, but the judgment in this decision started with: ‘In his notes for a law lecture dated 1 July 1850, Abraham Lincoln wrote: Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser – in fees, expenses, and waste of time.’ If you were inRead More →

Welcome to our new monthly column, ‘Dear Nick’. Each month I’ll take a support question a manager has sent me, and share the advice. This month’s question comes from J. A new manager who joined our agency last year. He writes: Dear Nick, I have 3 vacancies. All are break lease. I have an obligation to mitigate the loss for each of the properties. However I also have a newly available property  (tenant recently moved out) and these listings tend to get more inquires since its ad is more recent. As a result ex tenant who moved our first ends up paying more rent thanRead More →

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

Happy New Year everyone! We’re officially in 2020… The 20’s! It’s the first decade that has a proper name since The 90s! Gosh it feels good to be able to refer to our present era. If you haven’t made a New Years Resolution yet, I’d suggest ensuring all your tenant data is safely backed up! I know it sounds boring compared to yoyo diets or spending more time with your kids, but this resolution is vital for your business! Allow me to expand: 1Form is a wonderful tenant application platform. It can gather all the information you need to know about tenants, compile it allRead More →

Contributed By: Mike Phipps Finance on

In a long tradition of getting almost all my predictions wrong I will once again gaze into the oracle and see what gazes back. But, before I do, I want to spend a few paragraphs reflecting on what I think is the least appealing trend in big business over the past 12 months. This trend has been going on for some years, but I feel like we hit peak corporate ambivalence in 2019. The social commentator and demographer Bernard Salt has written a couple of articles recently which I would commend to you. Bernard reflects on the state of corporate Australia and, in particular, theRead More →