August 2023

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Contributed By: RTA on

Pool fences and safety laws Pool owners must have a pool safety certificate issued by a licensed pool safety inspector. A copy of the certificate should be included with the tenancy agreement. If a certificate has not been obtained the tenant may consider it a breach of the property owner’s duty to comply with all health and safety laws. The condition of the pool should be noted in the Entry condition report (Form 1a). All temporary pools and spas (which can be filled with water to a depth of 300mm) must also comply with the pool safety laws and may require fencing requirements. Tenants should obtain permissionRead More →

ResortBrokers Director Alex Cook and Brisbane Broker Jeff Keast recently settled their sale of the management rights of Annexe Apartments for $8.3 million. The sale of the 81-apartment complex in the inner Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills was the first large, short-let management rights to settle in the Queensland capital since Covid. The sale eclipsed ResortBrokers’ previous post-Covid management rights record of the 46-unit Manor Apartments Hotel in Queen St that sold for $6.3 million. A ResortBrokers Director since 2018, Cook specialises in large management rights transactions nationwide, particularly large, short-stay and off-the-plan developments. His previous landmark management rights deals include the sale of SoulRead More →

Contributed By: REIQ on

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has long-advocated for all levels of government to work together to do their part to end the housing crisis, and welcomed the renewed and incentivised housing targets set at National Cabinet yesterday. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said it was particularly pleasing to see commitments from the Commonwealth to provide $3 billion in performance-based funding to states and territories that meet their housing targets. “The REIQ welcomes the additional incentive-based payments for states to deliver houses above the previous targets,” Ms Mercorella said. “Whilst the funding is welcome for the additional 200,000 homes above the previous target over theRead More →

Contributed By: Mike Phipps Finance on

As some of you will know I’m a bit of a music nut. I find lyrics interesting and often ponder the meaning in popular songs. I’m also fascinated by the influence of love found and lost in modern music. I bet if you were forced to listen to only songs that didn’t mention love, relationships, heartache etc you’d soon get very sick of Midnight Oil preaching to you. Don’t get me wrong, a red hot band no doubt and a bit of preaching never hurt I guess. Maybe just dialled down a notch or two. Anyway, I’ve got the headphones on with songs of loveRead More →

Contributed By: ARAMA on

ARAMA’S Top Awards are a showcase of everything that we love about Management and Letting Rights. This year’s awards will take place at a gala function on July 25 at Brisbane’s Royal International Convention Centre and will highlight the outstanding work that resident managers are doing on behalf of owners, bodies corporate and residents. All the finalists exhibit the marvellous traits that go into building a successful MLR business – they all know that first and foremost they are working in a service industry, and they are providing benefits to their clients that go above and beyond what is expected of them. This month I’dRead More →

The Federal Government’s latest thought bubble to propose national caps on rent increases to once every two years is economic lunacy, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said it was imperative that state and territory governments weighed up the strain on both sides of the rental ledger and considered the broader economic context at the National Cabinet meeting in Brisbane next week. “We understand the community concern about rents rising at a much faster pace than we have historically experienced,” Ms Mercorella said. “In the decade prior to the pandemic, when we had healthier levels of supply, weRead More →

Contributed By: John Miller, Resort Brokers on

ResortBrokers Chairman Ian Crooks and Director Alex Cook honoured by ARAMA on the management rights industry’s night of nights ResortBrokers’ Founder and Chairman Ian Crooks was awarded ARAMA’s highest honour of Life Member at the 2023 ARAMA TOP Awards Presentation & Dinner, the management rights industry body’s annual awards ceremony, held on 25 July. ARAMA is the peak industry membership body for management and letting rights in Australia. Induction as an ARAMA Life Member is regarded as the body’s highest level of recognition. It is awarded to individuals who have a lengthy and distinguished period of dedicated service, and outstanding overall contribution to ARAMA andRead More →

Contributed By: REIQ on

Almost a year after the State Government commissioned a review into the impacts of short-term rentals, the report summary has been released and is ‘entirely unsurprising’ according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). The report concluded that short-term rentals were most prevalent in high-tourism coastal areas, and that short-term rentals have a limited impact on rental affordability. Importantly, the REIQ notes that Deputy Premier Steven Miles confirmed “The review found no clear alignment between the suburbs with the highest rent increases and the percentage of dwellings devoted to short-term rental. Instead, dwelling stocks emerged as the significant contributor to explaining rental prices.” REIQRead More →

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The REIQ Sales Conference equips agents with everything they need to succeed! Our expert speakers and panellists will help you take your career and business to the next level with insights into securing more listings and increasing sales in a challenging market. Our superstar keynote speaker Lauren Clemett has helped launch hundreds of global brands and will give you valuable advice on how to cut through the noise of an overcrowded market, get noticed and generate more leads. A standout line-up of presenters will give you practical information on everything from changing market conditions and digital marketing to technology and performance management plus more –Read More →

This training video shows how you can access any listing on the site if you know your listing ID (included in all correspondence and paperwork). The listing ID is like a serial number for every ad on our website. It is much more than just a serial number though, if you know your ID you can use it to access your listing without searching, you can also generate signage and brochures with your ID as well. This video shows you how. Enjoy!Read More →