Archive for June, 2018

EXTRA RATES FOR LANDLORDS BONKERS

The City of Fremantle made the news recently with their proposal to charge recalcitrant commercial property owners additional rates for failing to secure tenants for their premises. The policy is designed to punish owners of commercial properties within the city centre for failing to attract a (usually retail) tenancy for their empty shop.

Apparently, the owners of these empty shops are either greedy, apathetic or both, too stubborn to deal reasonably … Read the full post »

WINTER IS HERE

During the winter months, when market conditions can be flat, vendors often choose to hold off on their selling plans until spring when days get longer, the sun shines and gardens burst into flower.

In “balanced” market conditions, this is probably a reasonable strategy; an attractive garden can add genuine value to a property and there is a more positive atmosphere about once winter … Read the full post »