Four tips to choosing the right tenant in Cairns

first_imgSarah Tadulala is what real estate agents regard a preferred tenant for properties available to rent. She has lived at Cairns One with her four children Zion, 5, Josiah, 7, Coco, 1, and Navaeh, 3, and her husband for 5 years. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEWHETHER you’re a first time property investor or an old hand at it, choosing a tenant who is going to pay on time and look after your home will be an issue that raises its head again and again. While there is no foolproof method for finding a good renter, Ormsby Realty property consultant Bruce Holmes said there were definitely a few ways to improve your chances of making a great choice.It may take a lot of time to read over the legal aspects of renting a house, but it’s something Mr Holmes said was vital. Sarah Tadulala is what real estate agents regard a preferred tenant for properties available to rent. She has lived at Cairns One with her four children Zion, 5, Josiah, 7, Coco, 1, and Navaeh, 3, and her husband for 5 years. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKE“By law you cannot discriminate against an applicant based on race, colour, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation or family status. All prospective tenants must be treated equally,” he said.“It sounds simple but you really also need to choose a tenant with a good credit rating.“You want a tenant who won’t have any trouble paying the rent. You should verify the income of the prospective tenant by asking for pay slips. “You might like to follow up with their employer to confirm their employment, length of employment and attendance record. “Make sure the prospect can afford to pay the required bond as well as the appropriate amount of rent in advance.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe Residential Tenancies Authority holds a copy of each renter’s history and a property manager should check this.“Resist the temptation to give someone a go,” said Mr Holmes.“It’s better to wait a little longer to get the best tenants for your property. It’s a good idea to have your property professionally managed. “Your property manager will have a set process in place to check the applicant’s previous rental history and they will know the right questions to ask. Choosing the right tenants for your property will go a long way to ensuring a trouble-free tenancy.” There could also be problems if there are too many tenants for the type of property. “Refusing to rent to two adults with an infant for a one-bedroom unit could be considered discriminatory, but refusing to rent to two adults with a teenager for the same unit would be considered reasonable,” Mr Holmes said. Cairns One residents Sarah and Semi Tadulala and their four children have rented in the Westcourt complex for seven years and say it’s a tough market for tenants in the city. Mrs Tadulala said when they have had to move they’ve been faced with places that get snapped up in a day or have 10 applications after they’ve just been listed.“I do find the rental market for nice properties that are not extreme in price and suitable for families a bit difficult,” she said.“But I always like to look after the home as if it were my own home. I am quite particular on how I keep it clean, I value it and look after it. If the landlords know that, they’ll appreciate that and keep you there.“We don’t have a huge income, but we have savings, and we have a good track record – we never miss a payment.”The family have got the knack to being good tenants down pat after having travelled and lived all over the world including in England as Mr Tadulala followed his rugby league career.last_img read more

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The Latest: Louisville pauses swimming after positive tests

first_imgThe Latest: Louisville pauses swimming after positive tests July 20, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___The University of Louisville says it suspended men’s and women’s voluntary swimming activities for two weeks on Saturday after three members of the program tested positive for COVID-19. The ISU has not made a decision yet on the senior series that features the top skaters, including current world champion Nathan Chen and two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu.Potential international junior events could be held if “the pandemic developments and situation change and allow for the safe organization” of them. The ISU said it would provide financial assistance for such events, with preference given to venues that were a part of the canceled series.The ISU Council will meet online on Aug. 3 to further evaluate events for the 2020-21 season.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The result comes from 100 tests performed Friday on Oklahoma athletes and staff members. The women’s basketball player was the only person with a positive test in a group that included 14 men’s basketball players and 15 women’s basketball players.Oklahoma re-opens its facilities to members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams on Monday.___The International Skating Union has canceled the Junior Figure Skating Grand Prix for the upcoming season.Citing increased travel and entry restrictions, the international governing body for the sport said Monday it could not sanction the series. The ISU also said the potential extensive sanitary and medical care measures, including possible quarantine, “would put an unsustainable burden on the organizers.” A university news release issued Monday did not specify whether those impacted are student-athletes or staffers. It says all three have been quarantined, with procedures and protocols being followed.Fifteen athletes returned to campus late last month under a phased training approach.___One University of Oklahoma women’s basketball player has tested positive for COVID-19, and a second player has been deemed a close contact.Oklahoma made the announcement in a news release on Monday. Both players are in quarantine off campus.last_img read more

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New Bafana Bafana Coach, Baxter, Vows to Punish Eagles

first_imgFemi Solaja with agency reportSuper Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr’s unbeaten run with the Super Eagles is threatened following the determination of new South African national team coach, Stuart Baxter, to defeat Nigeria in the AFCON 2019 qualifier.Both Nigeria and South Africa go headlong in the opening group match at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo next month.The new coach in an interview with the BBC yesterday vowed to give Nigeria “a game” when the two teams clash at the stadium that is now a favourable hunting ground for the Super Eagles. “I hope we will be very competitive with Nigeria. We will give them a game,” Baxter told a press conference shortly after his unveiling in Johannesburg yesterday.The Englishman was reappointed earlier this month as a replacement for Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba who was given the boot in December last year.He will start his second spell as Bafana Bafana head coach with a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles in Uyo on June 10.Baxter, who signed a five-year contract, said he will name his technical team and squad for the Nigeria game on May 25.“We need to be competitive and players will do it the South African way; that should reflect the play in the country,” said Baxter, who previously coached the 1996 African champions from May 2004 to November 2005.The 63-year-old, who will continue to coach Premier Soccer League side SuperSport United until the end of the season, said there was no shortage of talent in South Africa.“I believe the nation has enough players to succeed and I also believe in my abilities; I’m very optimistic,” said the former Kaizer Chiefs boss.He added: “I’m really looking forward to this latest challenge. If I wasn’t ready, I would not have accepted the challenge.“I’m very optimistic if we can pull together, but don’t be too negative because it will affect everyone. I’m asking for buy-in from every South African.“I will be going abroad to watch players who ply their trade there. I will watch every South African. They will get a fair chance.“I want Bafana Bafana to unite South Africa in the long term. If we do that we will become a powerhouse of football,” said Baxter.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Delight as three Donegal players get All-Star nominations

first_imgThree Donegal players have been selected among the 45 nominees for the coveted GPA All-Star awards. Ryan McHugh, Patrick McBrearty and Paddy McGrath enjoyed superb campaigns for Donegal – and that has been recognized by the selection committee.McHugh was probably Donegal’s top player all season, and he has continued that sensational run of form with Kilcar – guiding them to their first Donegal SFC final in twenty-three years. McBrearty gave a vintage display against Cork, on a day when he was simply unplayable – McBrearty kicked eleven points in a sensational display.Paddy McGrath has been an ever present for Donegal since 2011, and is undoubtedly one of the county’s most consistent performers.In a season when he snuffed out the threat of Conor McManus and Dean Rock, the popular Ardara man has been nominated.McGrath missed out on an All-Star when Donegal landed the All-Ireland title in 2012 – so it would be fitting to see him land one this season. Well done to all three on receiving nominations.Delight as three Donegal players get All-Star nominations was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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