August 2021

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Contributed By: ARAMA on

As reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Queensland has seen approximately 14,000 Australians migrate from interstate in the 2nd & 3rd quarter of 2020 and there is no sign of a slowdown in interstate migration to Queensland. The growth in Queensland residents has created a high demand for homes. Either by owner occupiers or by long-term residential tenants. This has driven average weekly rentals and property prices sky high. Low interest rates and the desire for interstate migrants to work from home in Queensland has fuelled emotive buying tactics which put further pressure on the tight rental market. At the height of the pandemic,Read More →

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

With Spring only a week away, now is the PERFECT time to book your complex in for an external clean during these few quiet weeks before the school holiday rush. Ensure your building is sparkling with resplendence with Complex External Cleaning (CEC). CEC work with onsite managers to deliver professional building and townhouse complex exterior cleaning solutions. As treasurer of a body corporate I’ve recommended Complex External Cleaning to our committee for this task in our building. Our manager got quotes from several companies and CEC offered not only the best price, but also the best service. They can do full building cleans, window cleaning,Read More →

Contributed By: By Michael Gapes, Partner, Carter Newell Lawyers and Peter Lynch, Sales Manager, Aon Risk Services Australia Ltd on

The importance of maintenance for Resident Unit Managers For resident unit managers (RUMs), maintaining a site in good order is just one of the tasks you have on hand, and undoubtedly one of the most important ones. A poorly maintained property can lead to dissatisfied clients, and potentially costly litigation. Let’s take a look at what can happen when maintenance is not carried out to an appropriate standard, and what resident unit managers need to keep in mind when appointing contractors.… Tommy* was a resident unit manager looking after a holiday apartment complex in a popular tourist destination. He received an online booking from Lily*,Read More →

Contributed By: By Vanessa Sciortino of Nicholsons on

Every so often we experience things that have a huge impact on our lives. 2015 was a year I won’t forget, for two reasons. Firstly, (and, admittedly, most importantly) it was my introduction to motherhood – no amount of study could have prepared me for that! Secondly, when I enthusiastically returned from maternity leave in January 2016, I found my industry had been turned upside down from a surprising tribunal decision that occurred in 2015. Six years later, after I drop my gorgeous son off to school in the morning, I’m back in the office continuing to deal with the aftermath of that pesky “GalleryRead More →

Contributed By: AON Insurance Services on

5 Things To Keep In Mind When Working Remotely Over the years, experts have highlighted numerous benefits of working from home – from improved work/life balance; reducing traffic congestion and even helping reduce the cost of office rent. Whatever your reasons are for working from home, or allowing your staff to do so, there are a few boxes you’ll want to make sure you’re ticking to ensure your employees have the best experience, and prepare your business for some additional complexities having a mobile workforce can bring. 1. You’re still responsible for the health & safety of your employees. Your employees may not be inRead More →