Rockingham Blog


What should friends consider before renting a property together?

Published 3 months ago

If you’re considering moving into a rental property with friends, there are tried and true rules of engagement to ensure you’re still best buddies at lease end. A vexingly detailed Sheldon Cooper styled roommate agreement with many indecipherable clauses, and subsections isn’t necessary. However...


Are you a new landlord?

Published 4 months ago

Unsure of the current legalities of your rights and responsibilities as a landlord in Western Australia? All explained in one easy to read booklet! Click here. for the free lessors guide to renting your property in WA.     


What are my strata responsibilities as a landlord?

Published 4 months ago

Investing in a quality, well-located strata apartment or townhouse is one of the best ways to create wealth. However, long-term investment success also depends on understanding your strata responsibilities as a landlord.    If you own an investment property, you should be aware the owner’s corp...


Rental Market October 2019

Published 5 months ago

Here’s what happened to the rental markets around Australia last month Latest, Property Investment, Property Management Want to know what’s happened to the rental property markets over the last month? Rental property website has released its report for October 2019, based on proper...


What are some easy and affordable ways to refresh my investment property in between tenants?

Published 6 months ago

When a tenant vacates a rental property, it is usually a smart time to make some improvements. However, where you start the improvements depends on what aspects of the apartment or house need freshening up.     If it’s a house, street appeal is essential. So, some simple hacks will involve pull...


How to apply for a rental property if you have no rental history and/or low income earner

Published 6 months ago

 How to apply for a rental property if you have no rental history. Having no rental history is something every prospective renter faces at one point their lifetime, so don’t feel deterred from entering the market. For those in this position, it’s particularly important to provide as much financ...


Political certainty good news for WA property markets

Published 7 months ago

The affordability of properties in Perth’s southwest is attracting decent buyer numbers, a trend that is expected to continue in the springtime, according to Paul Curran, Principal of Raine & Horne Rockingham. “It is possible to buy a three-bedroom house for $220,000 and less in Rockingham. This...


What are my rights and responsibilities as a tenant?

Published 7 months ago

As a tenant, you have the right to live in a safe, secure, and quiet environment. This means the landlord, or a property manager are not permitted to enter your property without your consent or without sending the correct notice, which includes adhering to the correct notice period. You also hav...


Top Tips to Make Sure You Get Your Bond Back

Published 8 months ago

  Top Tips to Make Sure You Get Your Bond Back You paid a lot when you moved in, and you want to make sure you get reimbursed the full amount of bond that you paid when you move out, so we’ve got some tips for you so you can have the best chance of getting your bond back. READ YOUR LEASE Read...


Why do I need a Property Manager?

Published 8 months ago

Why do I need a Property Manager? As a landlord, you can cut costs by managing your property yourself as you don’t need to pay management fees. However, if you lead a busy lifestyle, and don’t reside close to your investment property, hiring a good property manager can end up freeing up your tim...


Inspection Hacks

Published 8 months ago

Learning to go over your property with a critical eye will help you get the most out of your next property inspection.  To help you succeed at your next rental inspection, check out this handy checklist for your use. Your living room Lights: Do all your lights work? Switch them on and off to...


Streamline Your Move

Published 8 months ago

Streamline your move: Five things to do before moving day Moving house can be an incredibly stressful experience. We asked the experts how to make your move, if not entirely stress-free, then as smooth as it can possibly be. Breathe Deep breaths, you’ll get through this. Moving is often stress...