Over the course of our lives most of us will move several times and it never seems to be a process that gets easier. Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, sea- or tree-changing, moving house is always a busy time, requiring a lot of thought and planning to ensure a smooth and successful move. To help you on your way, we have put together a host of things that you will need on you to-do list.

Connect your utilities

Prior to moving in, it’s a good idea to organise your utilities in advance. We recommend calling your provider and organising everything to be turned on the day you move in. It is important to keep in mind the company will need a few days to set this up, so ensure you contact them in advance.

Take care of any outstanding bills

Double-check if you have any outstanding rates or utility bills. If you can, it could be a good idea to pay them off before you move or let your provider know you are moving, to reduce the risk of losing the paperwork or accidentally accruing late fees.


Moving Day

The secret to a smooth moving day lies in developing a game plan and sticking to it. We have included a checklist of everything you need to think about for the big move:


Consider insurance

Whether you are buying or renting, it is a good idea to consider organise insurance and protect your belongings. You can also ask your provider about cover during your move just in case anything doesn’t arrive at the new property in its original condition.

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Just steps from the buzz of Darling Street lies this tastefully refreshed semi. Boasting a creative take on cottage charm, this 2-bedroom home captures the essence of relaxed inner-city living. The home’s elevated and private Beattie street position provides a leafy outlook with great district views and a distant city backdrop. The home’s central peninsula location ensures you are close to all amenities including cafes, restaurants, boutiques, supermarkets, waterfront parklands and highly regarded schools. Fast transport links into the city.

+ open plan living and dining, with separate formal lounge or home office
+ updated kitchen featuring stone bench, European appliances and dishwasher
+ large, east facing deck with views to city
+ two queen sized bedrooms, main with access to rear courtyard
+ full bathroom with bathtub and adjoining laundry
+ beautiful features such as an exposed brick wall, timber panelling & sky-lit interiors
+ brand new luxury composite vinyl floorboards
+ easily accessible and huge, under house storage space.
+ air-conditioning

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This house sized apartment with Art Deco charm is full of northern light. Offering a prestigious lifestyle with expansive harbour vistas and the convenience of being a short stroll to Rose Bay Village, highly regarded schools and easy access to fast bus links into the city. Beautiful Bellamy Beach, Red Leaf Pool and Lyne Park are moments away as well as Rose Bay Ferry Wharf, Catalina and The Boathouse.

– expansive alfresco terrace enjoying stunning harbour vistas
– open living area opening to dining with harbour views and flowing to entertainers terrace
– kitchen with stainless gas cooker, dishwasher, pantry and stone benches
– three quiet, spacious bedrooms, two with built in wardrobes
– renovated bathroom with a walk-in rain shower
– Perfect for a couple, young family, downsizer or investor
– high ornate ceilings, picture rails, lime washed timber floors

Available now

We would love to be able to notify you of all inspection times as they’re set which we can do via email OR SMS. Simply send an email enquiry to receive instructions on how to register.

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DUE TO CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO SHOW THIS PROPERTY BY PRIVATE APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CONTACT JEN ON 0402 935 013 TO ARRANGE A TIME. FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN.

Beautifully renovated throughout, this home offers diverse indoor and outdoor living. Light filled interiors offering all the conveniences and privacy that a modern family or professional couple could ask for. Enviable location near Mort Bay Park, moments to Thames Street Wharf and the amenities of Balmain including cafes, restaurants, pubs, boutiques and fast transport links to city. Added bonus of being within the catchment area for Birchgrove Primary School.

+ open plan dining and living area opening onto multiple entertaining courtyards
+ high quality kitchen offering stainless steel appliances including wall oven, gas cook top, wine rack and stone bench tops
+ stunning dark timber floors throughout living, kitchen, dining
+ Entrance hall with stone flooring
+ two courtyards plus separate garden area offering diverse outdoor living
+ main bedroom with stylish ensuite and balcony with city skyline views
+ four bedrooms, two bedrooms with built in wardrobes
+ luxurious bathrooms, main with shower over bath
+ undercover parking for two cars
+ security alarm system
+ zoned air-conditioning
+ excellent storage throughout
+ European laundry

We would love to be able to notify you of all inspection times as they’re set which we can do via email OR SMS. Simply send an email enquiry to receive instructions on how to register.

Please call Jennifer on 0402 935 013 to arrange a private inspection.

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Tucked away on a quiet street lies this charming, two-bedroom home. Combining turn-of-the century character with tasteful renovations, this quirky home boasts timber floors and high ceilings throughout. An abundance of natural light fills the renovated kitchen, with French doors opening onto a tranquil and tree lined courtyard. Enjoy a coveted setting set perfectly between both King Street and Enmore Road, it’s an easy 200m walk to their many attractions.

+ modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances & gas stove
+ spacious lounge room
+ private & leafy courtyard, perfect for entertaining
+ well proportion bedrooms, one with an elevated built-in bed base
+ designer bathroom upstairs, with floor to ceiling tiles
+ combined bathroom and laundry downstairs
+ air-conditioning

We would love to be able to notify you of all inspection times as they’re set which we can do via email OR SMS. Simply send an email enquiry to receive instructions on how to register.

Please call Jennifer on 0402 935 013 to arrange a private inspection.

Whether you have one, three or ten properties, a key focus for any investor is to achieve the best possible return on investment. As your portfolio expands it may seem simpler let the sales agent retain the management, however, having multiple real estate agencies managing your properties can reduce the comprehensive guidance needed to maximise the value of your property portfolio.
If your property portfolio is spread across multiple agencies, it may be time to consider consolidating your portfolio and selecting one managing agency. The holistic approach to your property portfolio has added day-to-day benefits and the greater financial benefits can be very rewarding.

A single point of contact
As your property portfolio expands, having multiple agencies managing your portfolio creates the multiple points of contact you need to engage with. Each individual contact point requires its own amount of allocated time that includes meeting, reviewing, consulting, chatting and in some instances travel.

At Let’s rent we consolidate our landlord’s property portfolios under one property manager. This provides our landlords with the benefit of having one primary contact, reducing our landlord’s time commitments and administration burden. It provides consistency in the service we provide, communication and expectations. It allows our team to develop more personalised relationships with you and better tailor our services to meet your expectations.

Holistic strategic planning
By consolidating your investment property portfolio, your property manager can potentially gain a better understanding of your portfolio and help it grow. This possible growth can not only be applied to return on investment (through increased rental yields) but through the expansion of your portfolio as a whole too.

The monitoring of your assets to ensure that you have sufficient return on investment from all of your properties is a goal that you both mutually share. Informed decision making, collaboration and financial stability are just some of the benefits of using a single property manager.

Improves cost effectiveness and time efficiency
Fees can range depending on the property type, location and value of the asset and it can be tempting to go with the cheapest managing agent, however, this more often than not will cost you in the long run. Remember the old saying, you pay for what you get?

The good news is consolidating your property portfolio has added financial benefits! When it comes time to negotiate your management rate, having your entire portfolio managed by one entity will certainly provide you with more bargaining power. If you have various Property Managers looking after single assets, they are more likely to charge you at the highest market rates. If you consolidate these, you will be able to reduce the fees to a highly competitive cost structure.

Whilst there are many good Property Managers in the industry, consolidating your investment properties will allow you to manager a single contact rather than multiple. There will be no more scrolling through your email or your phone trying to figure out which property manager belongs to which property, a single point of contact will have your time constraints heavily reduced, making property investing a much more fun experience.

Specialist property managers
A common occurrence that can come with property investment is to simply go with the company that the property was purchased through. Yes, the purchasing process can be a stressful experience and it may seem easier to lets the sales agent retain the management of the property, however, this can be a costly mistake.

Examining the market and comparing what different property management agencies offer is a vital step to take. An exceptionally low management fee may seem like a great deal but you may be missing out on better service and more strategic long-term savings opportunities. It is also important to choose an agent who is interested in looking after your property, not simply retaining the management until you are ready to sell.

Whilst it can be a lot of work, it is incredibly important to find a property management agency that is right for you. A crucial part of buying an investment property and using property management is getting the best possible service, at the best possible price – at Let’s Rent, we are specialist property managers with a single focus on how to holistically manage your property portfolio. We pride ourselves on our unprecedented level of service and the successful management of your investment.

 

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of consolidating your property portfolio with Let’s Rent call Jennifer, our Client Relationship Manager today.

 

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DUE TO CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO SHOW THIS PROPERTY BY PRIVATE APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CONTACT JEN ON 0402 935 013 TO ARRANGE A TIME. FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN.

Nestled along one of Surry Hills’ most picturesque residential streets, this sprawling four bedroom home boasts high ceilings, ample storage and open-plan design. The sleek kitchen, complete with stone benchtops, gas stove, stainless steel appliances, unfolds onto a generous outdoor entertaining deck. Enjoy the rare convenience this inner city address offers with off-street parking via the rear lane. Located only moments to popular Bourke Street Bakery, Bourke Street Public School, bike paths and many other popular cafes and eateries that Surry Hills has to offer.

+ Offering flexible floor plan, offering both formal lounge and informal open plan living
+ Four generously proportioned bedroomns, three with built-in wardrobes
+ Underfloor heating in main bathroom, with sizeable spa bath and separate walk-in shower
+ Air conditioning and ceiling fans
+ Underfloor storage and wine cellar
+ Centrally located amongst renowned Surry Hills cafes and boutique shopping, and walking distance to all major public transport.

Available from 18/06/2021

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This picturesque character home offers a perfect combination of stylish interiors, privacy and village lifestyle. This inviting three bedroom semi offers a sleek kitchen with stone bench tops, gas cooktop, stainless steel oven, dishwasher and integrated fridge. The combined kitchen and living area is truly the heart of this home and flows seamlessly onto the sun filled, private courtyard. All the delights of Balmain are easily accessible with just a short walk to Darling Streets cafe culture, shops and parklands.

+ Renovated gas kitchen, stone bench top, stainless steel appliances
+ Paved courtyard perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining
+ Spacious main bedroom with expansive built in wardrobes and balcony with lovely outlook
+ Second bedroom with built in wardrobe
+ Timber flooring and tiles throughout living/dining
+ Fully tiled bathroom with combined bath/shower
+ Oversized attic perfect for a study, fully carpeted with sky-light pull down ladder
+ External laundry, with guest w/c
+ Sought after location near vibrant eateries, great cafes and schools
+ Rear lane access

Available from 18/06/2021

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With the End of Financial Year (EOFY) fast approaching it is a good time to review whether you are doing all you can to be tax-compliant but also whether there are any opportunities to increase investment property returns. While many of us don’t particularly enjoy tax time and look to outsource everything we can to an accountant, taking a proactive approach to your rental’s financials can make a big difference to your tax return.

Check out our tips below to help you to ensure you’re getting the most from your investment.

Invest in depreciation schedule!
Many landlords avoid learning about depreciation and their investment property however, investing in a depreciation schedule is an absolute no brainer. Depreciation is a key element of your investment property strategy. While depreciation tax breaks are higher on newer properties, they’re also available for older/existing properties.
As a property investor, you’re able to deduct the cost of the depreciation of your rental from your overall taxable income, incredibly, around 80% of investors don’t claim the depreciation of their investment property at tax time – which is crazy when it’s so simple to arrange and annual deductions are typically in the thousands of dollars every year, for up to 40 years. If you don’t have one for your rental property, contact your Let’s Rent property manager today and we will work with you to obtain one prior to the EOFY.

Invest in your investment… you heard me!
Savvy landlords understand that having an investment property isn’t a set-and-forget proposition. Investing in your investment property goes beyond addressing repairs and maintenance issues, it’s means identifying improvements that will appeal to a broad range of potential tenants, increase the weekly rent, and improve the overall value of your property. If you’re willing to invest but not sure how to maximise your “bang for buck”, our experienced property managers will be able to identify aspects of your property ripe for improvement, offering your asset wider tenant appeal and the potential to yield higher rental returns. Coinciding these investment property upgrades with tax time can add to your potential deductions for the tax year.

Pre-pay your interest
Subject to the conditions of your loan pre-paying interest for the year ahead may be an option for some landlords that can result in substantial savings, in particular if you have a fixed rate loan. The benefit of pre-paying the interest means you can push next financial year’s interest payments into this year and then claim it back as a deduction on your tax return for this year.
You will need to have the funds upfront, however this could potentially lead to a reduction in your taxable income. This is particularly beneficial if you are on a high income and have a large loan.

Review your rental property’s insurance
EOFY is a sensible time to review both your personal insurance and the insurance you hold for your investment property. The right insurance for your rental will depend on a number of factors, including whether your property is a standalone home or part of an owners corporation. If you’re part of an owners corporation, they’ll generally arrange for insurance to cover the building and common property – but you’ll need to take out your own insurance policy for items like floor coverings, appliances, window coverings, etc. When comparing insurers ensure you compare what the policy does and does not cover, a small saving now could cost you further down the road. Speak to your property manager to confirm your best approach regarding insurance.

Make sure your accountant knows property!
Property investment is a niche accounting category, and in order for you as a landlord to enjoy all the benefits investment offers, you need an accountant who knows how to treat your asset as a business! It’s in your interest to work with an accountant well-versed in the opportunities and risks that concern a property investor’s return. Your accountant should work with you to maximise the benefits you receive from your investment property. If they’re simply inputting the figures you provide regarding income and expenses, it could be time to look for a new provider. From both a compliance and financial perspective, a clued-up property expert accountant will help you get the most out of your investment property.

The Let’s Rent Team are available should you have any questions in regards to your investment property and maximising your tax return this EOFY!

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Due to COVID-19, it is a requirement that you please register for the inspection. In the event that an inspection is cancelled or modified you will be notified of this.

Come home to this beautiful three-bedroom townhouse in Balmain with ducted reverse cycle air conditioning throughout. Enjoy entertaining at home in the large open-plan living and dining room or in the private courtyard.

+ enormous open plan living and dining room that flows onto a private courtyard
+ modern kitchen with gas appliances
+ bright master bedroom with mirrored built-in wardrobes with balcony and ensuite
+ large second and third bedroom both with built-in wardrobes and air conditioning
+ modern bathroom with separate shower and bath
+ Internal laundry with ample storage throughout
+ two separate secure car spaces with internal access and extra storage
+ 25m indoor heated pool, gym, two spas, sauna, visitor parking
+ easy CBD access, moments to Punch Park and tennis courts

12-month lease
Sorry no pets

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