After 15 years in the real estate industry it still amazes me that owners self-manage their properties.

I received a call from an owner that approved tenants without obtaining an application form and completing the application process. The owner then hasn’t inspected the property for the last 1 ½ years so doesn’t know what condition the property is in. The tenants have now fallen 1 month behind in rent. The tenant is uncontactable and not returning the owners calls.

This said investor has no understanding of the legislation and is now in a position of despair.  The owner has called for our help.

I cannot offer any better advice then to employ an experienced real estate agent to manage their investment property/properties right from the start.

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