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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Busy Few Weeks, Come and Invest In Tewantin / Noosa

Hi All, Ive been quiet on the Blogologue for the last few weeks as Ive been helping a couple get their lives back together after a massive renovation. As always the Painter and Decorator is last and therefore has the most pressure on him/her to get the job done. As I am a fully qualified Painter and Decorator this is one of the services available through Tenancy Plus and my aim is to make the Painting process as least stressful as possible. I can also lower the stress levels when it comes to leasing your Property or finding a place to rent.
Right now Tewantin / Noosa is a great place to invest in property with reduced prices and great rent returns so investors should take note and after purchasing your new property come and see Tenancy Plus for all your Leasing and Maintenance requirements.
Tenancy Plus Needs more Properties.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The Maintenance side of Tenancy Plus

Hi Bloggers, Last week I was in Brisbane and was busy Painting the exterior and some of the interior of Kevin and Michelles two storey house at Bulimba. Michelle is the owner of Paper Tree Studio Blogsite and runs a busy little design studio from home. Their beautiful home is nearing completion and is full of Michelles wonderful design skills. I had a pretty busy week painting the house and will have to schedule in some more time in Brisbane for them soon. This is just one of the services that Tenancy Plus can provide for you as your Property Management Company as well as all the necessary leasing services. Give Mick a call on 0408417239 or check out to check out what we can do for you. Thanks All Mick@TenancyPlus  PS Dont forget to go to paper tree studio blogsite to enter Michelles giveaway.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Pool Safety Certificates

Attention all Queensland swimming pool owners, As of the 8th of July the exemption period for swimming pool safety certificates will be over. From that date all dwellings with a non shared pool will require a Swimming Pool Safety Certificate at the time of sale, lease or re-lease of the property. Owners can find more information on this website Thanks All Mick@TenancyPlus

Monday, 13 June 2011

How Tenancy Plus Owner "Mick" spends his free time

This is one of many wonderful places in Tewantin Noosa area to Mountain Bike. You can ride on seaside paths, beautiful forest trails and wicked Single Track and Downhill trails. On this Queens Birthday weekend I did the Tinbeerwah Lookout Road and some other assorted trails, I hope you enjoy the video of my trip back down the mountain, awesome fun!!!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Smoke Alarms and Tenancies

A wise man once said to me that if you cut corners and always look to the cheapest way out of an obligation it could end as a "Penny Wise and Pounds Foolish option". It is with this in mind that I will be sending all of my Landlords a letter recommending the replacement of their cheaper smoke alarms with a Photoelectric Tamper Proof Smoke Alarm which has a non removable 10 yr life battery. Thus eliminating the need to change batteries every year and only leaves the small task of cleaning and testing the smoke alarm. At the end of the alarms 10 year life (standard on most alarms) the landlord replaces it and is good for another 10 years. What could be simpler.  Please note legislation only requires one smoke alarm per story of house although this may not be sufficient so check the websites for correct positioning. For more information check  This is important information with the onset of winter upon us. Thanks All Mick@TenancyPlus.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Natural Disasters and Their Effect on Rental Properties

The Residential Tenancies Authority have a fact sheet on information for natural disasters victims. We have seen plenty of Natural Disasters in recent times in Qld so as a Lessor / Tenant we should be aware of a disasters implications. A section of the Fact Sheet reads ; A tenancy agreement does not automatically end where the premises are rendered non-livable. If the premises become non-livable, either the lessor/agent or the tenant can issue the other party with a Notice to Leave (Form 12) or Notice of Intention to Leave (Form 13) on the grounds of non-livability, but must do so within one month of the event that made the premises non-livable.   Non Livability is determined when the premises: * has been destroyed, or made completely or partly unfit to live in, other than because of a breach of the agreement, or
                                                                                           * may no longer be used lawfully as a residence. The agreement ends the day the notice is given.   I know boring reading but essential information. You can find more information at  Thanks Mick@TenancyPlus

Friday, 27 May 2011

Investment Bargains at Tewantin

Hi All, Today I came across a property that I thought is a sound investment and as the market is a little down at the moment it would be a great time for some of those cashed up mine workers to come and invest in the Noosa / Tewantin area. The house I spotted today is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Queenslander on a good size block just minutes from town and facilities and is on the market for $379000. At around $400 - $440 a week rent that gives you a rental yeild of between 5 and 6% which is quite decent for a Tewantin property. If your an investor and your looking for an excellent Property Manager then go to and give us a call.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Two Days left too vote

Hi bloggers and facebook friends, Come see my latest poll on Tenancy Plus Blogologue you can decide whether youd rather lease a house with Mr Bean, Homer Simpson or others. Only two days left to vote though so get cracking. Mick@TenancyPlus

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Stunning Old Home

Hi Bloggers, Here is a home that captures my imagination and stuns me with its beauty I took this photo on a recent trip to Bulimba, I have seen this home a few times although never had my camera with me until this time. I would love to own something as beautiful as this although it in my opinion is definitely not one for the rental market. If anyone knows its history I would love to know, its heading up the hill out of the main st at Bulimba.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Tenants Breaking a Lease

Hi All, I had a question from a facebook friend that comes up all to often. That is what do i have to do if I want to break my lease? The answer is simple but generally not as easy as it sounds. The Tenant needs to fill in a Form 13 Notice of Intention To Leave. Given there is no circumstances to warrant the breaking of the lease such as an unliveable house or there is a breach by the Lessor or something of that nature than the tenant will be responsible for payment of the rent right up until the end of the lease or until a new Tenant is found. Some Agents may also insist that the re-advertising costs are met by the Tenant who is breaking the lease. Therefore breaking your lease could be a costly affair so give it some thought before you go ahead.
For more information on this the 17a Renting a House or Unit in Qld Guide is very useful and details on this matter can be found on page 22. Tenants are given a copy when leasing a property and you can download a copy from the RTA website.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Busy Week So Far

Hi bloggers, This week has been a busy week so far as Tenancy Plus took over two more properties on Monday and also I had my very first routine inspection this afternoon which is exciting. The Tenants are doing a wonderful job of looking after that particular property I might add. As well as the excitement of taking over properties and doing inspections I am painting a house in Buderim. I am still painting until such time as the only painting I will do is for my Property Management Clients. My intention is to keep my level of properties to a manageable level and not let properties fall through the cracks and risk them becoming run down and unrentable.   Thanks All Mick@TenancyPlus

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Sunshine Beach to Coolum

I had heard about a bike path / footpath that runs all the way from Sunshine Beach to Coolum and have been told how nice it is, well generally I love to mountain bike in the bush, hitting trails hard and fast and climbing hills and flying down the other side. Today for the first time I thought I'm going to ride to Coolum. So off I went and I was not dissappointed the riding is great, the views are awesome and today the weather was fantastic. Families could easily use this path for bike outings so give it a dont have to ride all the way to Coolum as you can stop in at Peregian Beach and have a nice picnic in the park. Thanks All Mick@TenancyPlus

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Tips for Tenants regarding Tenancy Application

Hi to all the Tenants and prospective Tenants in blogging world, Heres a couple of tips to help with your Tenancy Applications on a House or Unit. Most importantly help your chances by providing as much "correct information" on your application as you can possibly provide this will help the Property Manager to build your profile and if you have provided checkable quality information this will help your chances of success. Secondly make sure your references are credible and that they still have the same phone numbers as a good Property Manager will check them and to have somebody answer the phone who cant provide theinformation needed will work against you. Thanks all Mick@TenancyPlus.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Mothers Day 2011

Hi All, After an early morning mountain bike ride through some awesome forest trails just outside Noosa my wife and I took her Mum and Dad and son down to the River Deck Restaurant at Tewantin/Noosa Harbour and enjoyed a lovely Mothers Day breakfast. All whilst overlooking the splendid Noosa River. I believe this is one of Australias most beautiful places. Come visit youll love it. Mick@TenancyPlus.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Swimming Pool Amnesty

Hi to all the Swimming Pool Owners in Queensland. The government announced yesterday that there wiil be a six month amnesty on swimming pool owners having to register their pools with the Department of Local Government and Planning. That means that instead of the 4th of May (yesterday), pool owners now have until the 4th of November to register their pools. If not registered by that time the pool owner could incur a $2000 fine. To check whether your pool is registered please visit or call 1800 340 634.
Also remember Landlords and Owners wishing to sell their Properties, after the 8th of July it will be a requirement to have a Swimming Pool Safety Certificate in place if you wish to Sell, Lease, Re-Lease or Extend a Lease on a Property with a pool.                                         Thanks All  Mick@TenancyPlus

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Water Meters in Rental Premises

Just a short note regarding what I think is good practice and a great habit to get into, when signing up new Tenants to a property I believe it is of great importance to show them where the water meter is located. Thus in the event of a burst pipe, water leak, or broken toilet the Tenant knows exactly where to go to stop the flow which in most cases will minimise the damage to the premises. Thanks all have a great day in the Queensland Sunshine.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Commenting on my Blogs

Hi friends, if you guys feel like commenting on my blogs and your not sure how i will run through the process. Click on comments at the bottom of each post.
Write your comment in the box
Where it says Comment as: choose annonymous if you dont have one of the listed accounts.
Click Publish
You may have to fill in a security word box first until i figure out how to disable it. I know many people may already know this process but for those who dont this may be handy. Thanks Guys Mick

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Tenancy Plus Tenants Poll

Hi Everyone, Today Tenacy Plus has added a poll for followers to read and select their most relevant answer, we will vary this poll sometimes it will be business based and sometimes it will be fun based or about nothing in particular so have some fun and check out our poll.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Noosa Heads Median Rent

According to figures in The Australian Property Investor magazine the median advertised rent on a house in the Noosa area is $435 per week, considering some of the bargain buys around Noosa right now with some homes slipping below 400k its not a bad time to invest in the area. Tenancy Plus will help you with the leasing side of your investment so consider the beautiful Noosa area for your next investment. We have the best beaches ( in my opinion) wonderful restaurants, beautiful National Parks and plenty more, Richard Branson cant be wrong he owns a nice little island right in the Noosa River.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Tenancy Plus First Blog

Hello Blogging World, My name is Mick Wray and this is my very first blog regarding my brand new Property Management Business called Tenancy Plus Property Management. Please stay tuned as I will be blogging new legislations, interesting facts regarding rental properties and funny stories, advice for tenants and landlords as well as some information on my wonderful area Noosa Heads and Tewantin. Catch you soon.