smokealarm

Contributed By: Nick Buick

Nick Buick

TheOnsiteManager.com.au is delighted to announce that we have partnered with Hotspots Australia to ensure your smoke alarm and other compliance obligations are being met. With the recent changes in smoke alarm legislation in QLD we thought it was important to ensure our clients are up to date and ready to change. To read more about the changes in legislation see here Hotspots have created an exclusive package for onsite managers, combining smoke alarm compliance, general electrical and air conditioning work under one banner. In addition to the ease of dealing with just one trade, Hotspots also does not charge call out fees resulting in savingsRead More →

tie

When buying a management rights or leasehold accommodation business such as a motel there is an interesting dynamic at play that many purchasers fail to pay sufficient attention to. The fact is that outside the core group comprising the purchaser, the vendor and their associated advisors there is a third-party lurking. In the case of leases it’s the landlord and in the case of management rights it’s the body corporate. In both cases this third party has a vested interest in the professional capacity of the purchaser and their likely prospects of success. In both cases character, financial standing and qualifications will be important considerations.Read More →

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Contributed By: HiRUM Software Solutions

HiRUM Software Solutions

A Property Manager’s ticket to freedom   HiRUM Software Solutions announces the launch of ‘HiRUM Anywhere’ today, a property management solution which will redefine the accommodation Industry. ‘HiRUM Anywhere’ has been designed to give Property Managers complete freedom, offering them the opportunity to access critical business information whilst on the go.  No longer will they be required to have access to a computer or the internet in order to keep an eye on their business. The benefits of the technology created by HiRUM is that it is ‘Mobile First’ not traditional ‘Cloud’. This allows the software to be accessed even without internet connectivity or power; and is designedRead More →

reliable

Contributed By: Reliable Pool Care

Reliable Pool Care

A very large number of TheOnsiteManager managers trust Reliable Pool Care to service commercial and residential pools in Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs since 2001. We have recently expanded our service area to include the Gold Coast . We pride ourselves on being very competitive and knowledgeable on all aspects of pool maintenance Sent from my iPhone We supply and install pumps , chloronators and filters along with robotic pool cleaners and suction cleaners. One off and regular servicing available. We are More than happy to provide a free poolside consultation and discuss a way of improving your maintenance schedule and improve the health and well-beingRead More →

arbor

Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager

TheOnsiteManager

We are really proud to announce that ArborApartment.com.au is now live. We developed this site using a special system we developed to roll these sites out very quickly via TheOnsiteManager software, keeping development costs low and ensuring exceptional standard of quality is achieved. Using this framework, we can now deliver beautiful, sophisticated, and totally custom WordPress driven websites for onsite managers with incredible turn-around times. ArborApartment.com.au was the test-case for this, and we’ve already taken 3 more bookings for manager’s apartment complex websites. As you can see, the result is a beautiful website that can be used from a phone, tablet, or PC. The featuresRead More →

airBNB

Contributed By: Hynes Legal

Hynes Legal

If you are in the accommodation industry and have not heard of Airbnb you must have been living under a rock. The San Francisco-based home sharing juggernaut just keeps growing. It is affecting accommodation supply worldwide, but also in our little part of the planet. An indication of how quickly Airbnb has arrived is reflected in the most recent BCCM review recommendations. We received the recommendations last month to an issues paper released in December 2014. The topic of short term letting restrictions would have been a perfect addition to that options paper, but Airbnb was simply not on the radar when it was published.Read More →

horses

Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager.com.au

TheOnsiteManager.com.au

Conventional wisdom in the real estate industry has always purported there are really only 2 property portals that ‘matter’: RealEstate.com.au and Domain.com.au. According to Roy Morgan, RealEstate.com.au enjoys 4.5M visitors per month, nationally, with 3.2M using Domain.com.au. Of that 3.2M Domain users, 2.2M use both Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au. Michele Levine – CEO, Roy Morgan Research, says: “Of the one million people who access Domain and not Realestate.com.au in a four-week period, over 30% are Mid-Life Households, aged 45-65 with no children under 16 still at home. For Realestate.com.au, a similar proportion of its 2.3 million exclusive audience is Young Parents, aged under 45 and with kids. So this meansRead More →

smokealarm

Contributed By: Hynes Legal

Hynes Legal

There are new requirements for smoke alarms in all dwellings (being houses or units) from 1 January this year. The rules are not retrospective but they will apply when a dwelling is relet (whether to a new or existing tenant). You can click here for the QFES summary and here for a more detailed explanation. The OFT also has a section on it. All property managers should make sure their clients are aware of the requirements to comply with the new rules. There is little doubt where liability would sit if there was a fire and the smoke alarms were not compliant.Read More →

4rent

Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager.com.au

TheOnsiteManager.com.au

Before I became software developer, I worked for several years in advertising. I was fortunate for the opportunity to work with the best advertising agencies in the country, playing a very small part in presenting some very large companies in Australia to market. Along the way, I learned a few lessons about marketing and advertising… one such lesson was imparted on me by a sagely old advertising photographer: Owning a camera doesn’t make you a photographer – it makes you a camera owner. The importance of photography cannot be emphasized enough – it’s a job that really ought to be left to a professional photographer ifRead More →

outsideAgents

Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager

TheOnsiteManager

As a manager you have a finite number of owners in your complex. As such, outside agents have the potential to inflict enormous damage to your income and the value of your business if you let them.  Chances are, you won’t have any idea that an outside agent has identified a vulnerability in your business model and is raiding your rent roll until it’s all too late. You need to bullet proof your business NOW – not after you’ve realised a raid has been carried out and your letting pool has been decimated. The greatest protection you have against outside agents is to NEVER disclose unit numbersRead More →