PROPERTY INVESTOR LANDLORD ECONOMIC NEWS & ALERTS AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dolf De Roos in Australia

Dolf De Roos (International Property Investor) in Australia.You have the opportunity to hear him live, in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne this month. http://www.propertyinvestorlandlord.com.au/

COMMONWEALTH BANK FIRST TO RAISE RATES

CMM BANK was first off the blocks to raise rates following RBA rate rise, CMM raised STD VAR from 7.36 up to 7.81%, read more>> http://www.propertyinvestorlandlord.com.au/

RBA RAISES CASH RATE

At its meeting on 2nd November, the Board decided to raise the cash rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 per cent, effective 3 November 2010. READ MORE >> http://www.propertyinvestorlandlord.com.au/

Saturday, October 9, 2010

NAB RAISES 1 AND 3 YEAR FIXED RATES

NAB RAISES 1 AND 3 YEAR FIXED RATES to 7.04% - 7.30% read more details and rates click here >>

WEST PAC RAISES 1-3-5 YEAR FIXED RATES

WEST PAC RAISES 1-3-5 YEAR FIXED RATES to 7.19% - 7.49% - 7.99% read more details and rates click here >>

ANZ RAISES 1-3-5 YEAR FIXED RATES

ANZ RAISES 1-3-5 YEAR FIXED RATES TO 6.99% - 7.62% - 7.77% read more details and rates click here >>

CBA RAISES 3 YEAR FIXED RATE

CBA RAISES 3 YEAR FIXED RATE TO 7.39% more details and rates click here >>

RBA Leaves Cash Rate This Week at 3%

RBA Leaves Official Cash Rate This Week at 3% Read More Details Click Here >>

Thursday, August 5, 2010

NZ ASB BREAKS RANKS

NZ bank ASB is the first to break ranks and raise their floating rate to 6.25% but lower their fixed long term rates, read more..

RBA LEAVES OCR UNCHANGED AT 4.5%

AUSTRALIAN RBA leaves cash rate unchanged at 4.50%. Through to mid 2011, underlying inflation is likely to be in the top half of the target zone, read more...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

RBA MEETS THIS TUESDAY3rd AUGUST

RBA Meets this Tuesday 3rd August and economist are predicting no rate rise. More Info...

AU-ANZ RAISES 3YR FIXED RATE

AU-ANZ Raises 3yr fixed rate from 7.35% to 7.44%   More Info...

NZRB RAISES CASH RATE TO 3.00%

NZRB RAISES cash rate 25 basis points up to 3% as expected, the good news is that it now appears further rate increases will be lower and slower than previously forecast. More Info....

Saturday, July 24, 2010

NSW State Government has released a new tax

NSW State Government has released a new tax for home buyers on top of stamp duty. Read More Click link,
http://propertyinvestorlandlord.blogspot.com/

NSW State Government has released a new tax for home buyers on top of stamp duty.

NSW State Government has released a new tax for home buyers on top of stamp duty.

This government is infamous for their impeccable timing when it comes to property (many will remember what the introduction of the Vendor Duty did to values in NSW a few years back). The new tax will apply to all property purchasers over $500,000 and will generate an estimated $90 million per year. To give you a idea of the impact of this tax, last year it would have been imposed on around 40,000 buyers. Let’s hope they spend this extra revenue wisely.

Purchase Price
New Tax Duty

Price, $500,000
Tax, $1000

Price, $1,000,000
Tax, $2,000

Price, $2,000,000
Tax, $5,000

Price, $4,000,000
Tax, $10,000

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Residential Tenancy Agreement Forms Australia

Residential Tenancy Agreement Forms Australia.

Residential Tenancy agrement Video

Real estate investment can happen for various reasons. You could invest in real estate because you need a house for yourself (that house of your dreams that you so badly want). You could use real estate as a means for supplementing your income either by buying at a lower price and selling at a higher price or by letting it out to tenants. Sometimes you might buy a property for the purpose of resale but might want to wait for a few years before you actually sell it. In such a case, again it would make sense to rent out the property and earn some money till you actually decide to sell it off.

Whatever the reason, letting out real estate demands Residential Tenancy Agreement Forms and various other tenancy forms, filling out residential tenancy agreement forms is not an easy job for everyone. In fact, a lot of people find it so much of a hassle that they prefer keeping their property vacant instead of letting it. Real estate management and tenancy forms demands time. Real estate management is not just about finding tenants and collecting rent from them. Real estate management is also about ensuring that you provide all the right tenancy forms, residential tenancy agreements, bond lodgement forms and do all the duties that a landlord/landlady is required to do.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES
 
Residential tenancy agreement and condition report in PDF format (size: 408k)
Schedule 1 Standard Form Agreement (not exceeding 3 years)                   
Note that Bond Lodgement forms cannot be downloaded as they have a unique barcode.
All rental bond forms can be obtained free of charge from:
any Fair Trading Centre
most real estate agents.
Claim for Refund of Bond Money (size: 102k)
Transfer of Bond (size: 134k)
Change of Shared Tenancy Arrangement (size: 73k)
Change of Managing Agent/Owner (size: 74k)
Tenancy Handbook in PDF format (size: 456k)
Renting Guide
Under the law, landlords must provide a copy of the Renting guide to tenants
Self managing your rental property Info
Using an agent to manage your rental property Info
Smoke Alarms Info
Water and sewerage charges Info
Resolving renting problems
Tips for problem free renting Info
 
Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal
 
Tenancy Tribunal Forms
Tenancy application form (size: 475k)
Tenancy termination and possession application form (landlords only) (size: 314k)
Tenancy rental bond application form (size: 231k)
 
RESIDENTIAL TENANCY ACT 1987
 
LANDLORD AND TENANCY (RENTAL BONDS) ACT 1977
 
                                                                               
QUEENSLAND
 
General tenancies individual forms
 
Forms for starting a tenancy
Entry condition report
For use in general tenancies (i.e. houses, units)
Entry condition report
For use in moveable dwellings (i.e. caravans)
Bond lodgement
To complete when lodging a rental bond
Transfer of bond
If a tenant is transferring a bond from a previous rental property to a new property
Renting a house or unit in Queensland
Property managers and self-managing lessors are required to give a copy of this to tenants at the start of a general tenancy
Renting a caravan or moveable dwelling in Queensland
Managers and owners of caravan parks are required to give a copy of this to tenants at the start of a moveable dwelling tenancy
General tenancy agreement
For use in general tenancies (i.e. houses, unit)
Moveable dwelling tenancy agreement
For moveable dwellings (i.e. caravans)
 
Forms for during a tenancy 
Change of shared bond arrangement
When there is a change to the people contributing to the bond
Part payment of rental bond
used to pay the rental bond in instalments
Entry notice
Used by agent/lessor to notify tenants when entering a property
Notice of lessor's intention to sell premises
Used by agent/lessor to nofity tenants of lessor's intention to sell the property
Notice to remedy breach
Use if one party has broken the tenancy agreement
Notice to leave
Used by the agent/lessor to notify tenant they wish them to vacate the premises
Notice of intention to leave
Used by the tenant to notify the lessor they wish to vacate the premises
Dispute resolution request
Used by either agent/lessor or tenant to seek the RTA's assistance to resolve a dispute
 
Forms for ending a tenancy
 
Notice of lessor's intention to sell premises
Used by agent/lessor to notify tenants of lessor's intention to sell the property
Notice to remedy breach
Use if there has been a breach of the tenancy agreement
Notice to leave
Used by the agent/lessor to notify tenant they wish them to vacate the premises
Notice of intention to leave
Used by the tenant to notify the lessor they wish to vacate the premises
Exit condition report (General Tenancies)
Completed by the tenant. Shows the condition of the premises when the tenant leaves.
Exit condition report (Moveable Dwellings)
Completed by the tenant. Shows the condition of the premises when the tenant leaves.
Abandonment termination notice
Given to tenant by lessor/agent if they believe premises abandoned.
Dispute resolution request
Used by either agent/lessor or tenant to seek the RTA's assistance to resolve a dispute
Transfer of bond
For use by tenants and ex lessor/agent & new lessor/agent.
Refund of rental bond
To be used to begin process of claiming bond or part thereof.
 
Resolving Disputes
 
QLD Median Rents Info
 
Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008
                                                                                                                                                                  
VICTORIA
 
Tenancy agreement (PDF|650KB)
Tenancy application (PDF|1761KB)
 
Residential Accommodation Complaint Form (PDF|38KB)

Condition Report (PDF|1838KB)
 
Request for Rent Assessment or Repair Inspection (PDF|64KB)
 
Renting a home, A guide for tenants and landlords
 
Bond Related Forms
Forms for bond lodgement, bond claims and bond transfers can be found on
 
Notices from Landlord to Tenant
Giving Notice to Tenant/s of Rented Premises (PDF|1759KB)
Notice of Rent Increase to Tenant/s of Rented Premises (PDF|636KB)
Giving Notice for Breach of Duty to Tenant/s of Rented Premises (PDF|1762KB)
Giving Notice to Vacate to Tenant/s of Rented Premises (PDF|676KB)
Composite Notice to Vacate to Tenant of Rented Premises for 2 or more reasons (PDF|652KB)
Notice to Leave to Residents of Managed Premises or Resident's Visitor (PDF|60KB)
Request for Inspection of Goods Left Behind (PDF|60KB)
 
Information
Lease agreements

Managing rental bonds
Rights and Obligations
Sustainable Renting for Landlords
Inspections
Family violence and renting
Ending a tenancy
Resolving Tenancy Issues
 
Owners Corporations (formerly Bodies Corporate)
Owners Corporation Guide (PDF|1.6MB)
Owners Corporations - Forms and publications - Web page
New laws for bodies corporate (PDF|102KB)
 
                                                                                                                                           WESTERN AUSTRALIA
 
Application to Rent a Premises
Schedule 2 Information for Tenant
Form 24A Fixed Term Lease Agreement
Form 24B Periodical Lease Agreement
Property Condition Report: version 1 or version 2
ver 1
ver 2
Form 1/8 Lodgement of Security Bond Money
Form 9 Variation of Security Bond Money
Form 4 Joint Application for Disposal of Security Bond Money
Form 1A Notice of Termination for Non Payment of Rent
Form 1B Notice of Termination for Non Payment of Rent
Form 1C Notice of Termination
Form 2 Notice to Former Tenant as to Disposal of Goods
Form 3 Notice as to disposal of Goods
Form 18 Notice of Rent Increase
Form 19 Notice of Intended Inspection
Form 20 Breach of Agreement by Tenant
Form 20A Breach of Agreement by Owner
Form 21 Breach Notice for Non Payment of Rent
Form 22 Notice of Termination by Tenant
 

Renting Out Your Property - An Owner's Guide [PDF 1.14mb],
 
INFORMATION
 
Managing your own property
Landlords/Managing_your_own_property.html 
Maintenance and repairs
Using a property manager
When things go wrong
Abandoned premises and goods
All about notices
Going to court
A final checklist
Common terms
Bond Administration - A Guide
You and Your Property Manager
Boarders and Lodgers
 

Energy Safety: Residual Current Device (RCD) legislation
 
                                                                                                                            
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
 
Fixed Term Agreement
Form 1: Short fixed term tenancies
Form 2: Notice to tenant to remedy breach
Form 3: Notice of termination by landlord
Form 6: Notice by landlord of storage of goods
Form 7: Application to Res Tenancies Tribunal]
Form 8: Application to RT Tribunal Section 90
Individual Direct Debit Request
Individual EFT Payment Request Form
Information on Section 90 applications
Inspection Sheet
Lodgement of Security Bond Form
Notice to Tenant of Lease Extension
Notice to Tenant of Rent Increase
Notice to enter premises
Notification of Change Address - Rented Premises
Notification of Change of Ownership/Agent
Notification of Change of Tenants
Periodic Agreement
Request for Assistance
Request for Repairs Pursuant to Section 68
Security Bond Refund Declaration
Security Bond Refund Form
Information brochure
The Information brochure must be provided to the tenant at the commencement of the tenancy agreement.
Your guide to a Tribunal hearing
Provides information on preparing for and attending a Tribunal hearing.
Rights of appeal and review for residential tenancy matters.
Questions about renting for international students.
 
INFORMATION
Fact Sheet 1 - Applications to RT Tribunal
Fact Sheet 2 - Water Charging
Fact Sheet 3 - Receipts and Rent Records
Fact Sheet 4 - Advertising Fees and Reletting Fees
Fact Sheet 5 - Repairs and Maintenance of Premises
Fact Sheet 6 - Co-tenancies
Fact Sheet 7 - Open Inspections
Fact Sheet 8 - Retirement Village Applications
 RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 1995
 
                                                                                                                         
TASMANIA
 
TENANCY AGREEMENT
The landlord and tenant should ensure that there is a written tenancy agreement that contains
all of the conditions required under the Act as well as terms that have been agreed upon.
Unfortunately there are no free download sites for tenancy agreement forms, to assist landlords,
there are standard tenancy agreements that are available for purchase. SEE BELOW
 
FORMS
Bond Lodgement
Bond Claim
Tenant Transfer
Property Owner/Agent Transfer
Rental Bond Dispute

 INFORMATION
 
Rental Guide
Information for property owners
How to fill in your lodgement form
 
Residential Tenancy Act 1997
 
Residential Tenancy Amendment Act 2005
 
                                                                                
NORTHERN TERRITORY
 
TENANCY AGREEMENT
The landlord and tenant should ensure that there is a written tenancy agreement that contains
all of the conditions required under the Act as well as terms that have been agreed upon.
Unfortunately there are no free download sites for NT tenancy agreement forms,
There is no single required format for a written tenancy agreement but to assist landlords, there are
standard tenancy agreements that are available for purchase. SEE BELOW
 
A Guide to Renting in the Northern Territory
 
FORMS
RT01 - Application to the Commissioner
RT02 - Declare Rent is Excessive
RT02a - Decleration to Justifying Rent
RT03 - Notice to Remedy Unpaid Rent
RT04a - Notice to Remedy Breach by Tenant
RT04b - Notice to Remedy Breach by Landlord
RT05 - Notice by Landlord to Terminate
RT06 - Notice by Tenant to Terminate
RT07 - Withdrawal of Termination Notice
RT08 - Intention to Retain Deposit & Stat Dec
RT09 - Notice of Entry by Landlord
RT10 - Notice of Rent or Bond Increase
RT11 - Notice of Storage of Goods
RT12 - Unclaimed Tenancy Bond Claim Form
 
INFORMATION
Unclaimed Residential Tenancy Bonds
Sharing a property
What Tenants Should Know About Renting
Resolving Common Tenancy Disputes
Applications to the Commissioner of Tenancies
Repairs
Bonds & Security Deposits
Breaking a Tenancy Lease Early
Rent Bidding
Boarders, Lodgers and Sub Tenants
Abandoned Goods
 
Residential Tenancies Act
Residential Tenancies Regulations 
 

Download Residential Tenancy agreement forms at:

http://www.residentialtenancyagreement.com.au

 

Residential Tenancy Agreement Australia


Residential Tenancy Agreement Australia Free Tenancy Forms Real Estate Forms NSW-QLD-VIC-SA-NT-WA-TAS http://www.ResidentialTenancyAgreement.com.au

Thursday, July 8, 2010

In Australia ANZ Drops 3yr fixed rate to 7.39%

12 NZ banks droped their long term fixed rates up to 70 basis points, ANZ in Australia dropped 3yr fixed from 7.56 to 7.39%. See full list Here...

NZ ANZ says fixing still the more expensive option!

ANZ says fixed mortgage rates are lower, but the curve is still steep, making fixing still the more expensive option.