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Beauty on the Outside: Keep Your Rental Looking Great

May 17, 2019

Home Presentation Tips Landlords Property Management

In people, it’s what’s inside that counts. For rental properties, that’s not the case. The interior is very important. However, landlords tend to put so much effort into making inside look amazing that the exterior becomes neglected. Curb appeal is really important! When your perfect tenant rocks up to the inspection they have already begun […]

Top 10 Things Tenants LOVE About New Farm

May 14, 2019

Feature Article Landlords New Farm Property Management

It’s no secret that here at Hutton & Hutton we think New Farm is the bee’s knees. And honestly, why wouldn’t we?! It’s the best suburb in Brisbane (and dare we say Australia…) However, we’re not the only ones who have a love for all things in New Farm; tenants love it too! We wrote […]

Struggling With Investment Property Mortgage?

May 10, 2019

Feature Article Landlords

It’s no secret that tens of thousands of Australians are struggling to meet mortgage repayments. Increasing interest rates coupled with wages stagnating is leading to financial hardship for many people throughout the country. However, there are always solutions and avenues to explore. If your financial difficulties are the result of an accident or unemployment, you […]

What Does A Property Manager Do?

April 24, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Feature Article Inner East Brisbane Landlords Property Management

Your property is important to you. No one understands that better than the team at Hutton & Hutton. We know that when you’re leasing your property out, you want to know it’s in good hands. That’s where we come in. Our property management team is pretty amazing and they respect your property as if it […]

The Top 10 Brisbane Suburbs To Have a Rental Property

April 23, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Buying Tips Feature Article Inner East Brisbane Landlords Market News

As we have already established, Brisbane is the greatest city in Australia. It is currently the third largest city in Australia with a total population of about 2.5 million. As of 2016, 34.5% of these people were renting. The growth of population in Australia shows no signs of slowing. Therefore, we can expect to see […]

What Is Normal Wear & Tear?

April 19, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Inner East Brisbane Landlords

Life can be messy. Sometimes, the excitement of bringing a new 65-inch smart TV into the living room results in small scrapes along formerly unmarked ivory walls. Other times, we love having the morning sun flooding into the living room every morning while we drink our coffee. So much so, that we don’t notice the […]

Attracting Long-Term Tenants (And Keeping Them!)

April 17, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Feature Article Inner East Brisbane Landlords Sustainable Living

Unless you require your tenants on a short-term lease, every landlord wants the stability and certainty of long-term tenants. The question is; how do you attract them to your property? And perhaps more importantly; how do you get them to stay? In this article, we provide you with some helpful tips to attract and retain […]

Which Repairs Are Your Tenants Responsible For?

March 27, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Inner East Brisbane Landlords

Sometimes things break in your rental property. It’s just the way of the world. However, do you know which repairs are your responsibility and which are your tenants’ responsibility? We’ve prepared this handy little guide to help you differentiate what’s your problem and what’s your tenants’ problem. The first question you need to ask yourself […]

To Furnish or Not To Furnish?

March 27, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Feature Article Inner East Brisbane Landlords Style

There is an answer to this question; furnish only if it will profit you long-term. However, that’s a very simplified answer to a question that has a lot of variables to consider. There are pros and cons to evaluate and better questions to ask yourself before putting a suite of furniture in your property. The […]

What Happens When Your Tenants Break The Lease?

March 26, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Inner East Brisbane Landlords

Sometimes, the unexpected happens. When you rent your property to someone, you have him or her sign a contract to ensure they’ll pay rent for a set time period. However, sometimes things just don’t work like that and your tenant will need to leave early. At Hutton & Hutton, we understand that sometimes these things […]

Termites, and Bedbugs, and Roaches, Oh My!

March 26, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Feature Article Inner East Brisbane Landlords

Bugs are gross. If you’re anything like us then you too believe cockroaches are alien little creatures sent to creep you out with their twitchy little heads and their unpredictable tendency to take flight. Bugs are annoying, give off the impression of uncleanliness, and usually where there’s one, there are 100 more of his little […]

When To Increase Rent

February 25, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Inner East Brisbane Landlords

It’s a tale as old as renting; a landlord is unsure as to whether they’re asking enough for their property. Do you think you’re getting undercut? How do you go about finding out whether you should ask for more? Most importantly, how do you actually raise the rent? At Hutton & Hutton, we like to […]

Utilities

February 25, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Inner East Brisbane Landlords

It’s a common sight nowadays for online listings. “Spacious 2 bedroom apartment – Wi-Fi included” “Furnished apartment with utilities included!” “Student apartment with Wi-Fi and utilities inclusive!” As with most decisions in life, there are pros and cons to including utilities with the rent. We’ll list them below so you can make an informed decision […]

Renting to Tenants with Pets

February 25, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Feature Article Inner East Brisbane Landlords

In the past, renting with pets was taboo. People understood that having a pet would limit their choices in finding a property to rent. In recent times, however, owning a pet has taken on a whole new meaning. No longer are pets just an animal that sleeps outside and eats processed food from a tin. […]

Renting to Young Professionals

February 25, 2019

Inner East Brisbane Landlords New Farm

Generation Y (born between 1980-1994) and Generation Z (born between 1995-2009) are also known as Millennials. They comprise 41% of Australians and they make up 49% of Australia’s professional workforce. These generations also make up the vast majority of the rental market. Some 18-39 year-olds rent out of necessity, but many of these young professionals […]