Posts Tagged ‘laws’

HOW TO HANDLE DISPUTES IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

It’s the one thing all property managers want to avoid, and no matter how big or small, conflicts or disputes are always the tasks that are pushed to the bottom of the list. To ensure you are addressing these conflicts in the correct manner, here is an action plan to keep on hand for when things go pear-shaped.     DISPUTE RESOLUTION ACTION PLAN   1.THINKING, ASSESSING & PLANNING This is the stage where you take some time to think about what exactly the dispute is, how it occurred and how it can potentially be resolved. The more detailed information you can find about the issue, the easier it will be to help resolve it.   2. FOLLOWING THE RULE BOOK What is the legislation surrounding this issue, and what… Read More »

POOLS IN RENTAL PROPERTIES- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

For those lucky enough to have a backyard pool, you’ll already know it’s not all rainbows and daises. With drowning as one of the leading causes of death in children under 5 in Queensland*, owning a pool is a huge responsibility. When it comes to a pool in a rental property, the lines can be blurred as to who is responsible for what. To help you out, iThink property manager Peta, has outlined everything you need to know to keep yourself out of trouble this summer.   ENSURE YOUR POOL IS COMPLIANT Owners of pools & spas in Queensland must ensure their pool complies with the pool safety standard.  There are strict laws about fence heights, gates and other necessary inclusions. To help you out here are a few rules… Read More »

GET FIRED UP AND KNOW YOUR NEW SMOKE ALARM LAWS

  Often it takes a tragedy to make people stand up and listen. This has most certainly been the case leading up to the implementation of new Queensland Smoke Alarm legislation which was introduced in September 2016. Under the new legislation Queensland homes will become safer and lives will be saved over the next decade with the mandatory installation of high-tech smoke detectors by 2027. More than 150 people have died in house fires in Queensland since 2004, but it was the horrific house fire in 2011 that claimed 11 lives and devastated the south side community of Logan that forced the Queensland Government to take measures to ensure that Queenslanders never see a repeat of that tragedy. Under the planned changes to be phased in over ten years, smoke alarms… Read More »