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Landlord Information

Tips for Landlords

In a competitive rental market the little things can make all the difference to the time it takes to secure a tenant.  Presenting the property well to prospective tenants is important.  Tidy gardens, clean windows and fixing maintenance issues can make your property look better than the similar house on the market around the corner.  If you need assistance with any of these issues we have qualified trades people who we can refer to you.

  • Value adding can also be another way of securing great tenants and possibly increase your rental return.  Upgrading old appliances, adding dishwashers and split system, changing a wall furnace style heater to ducted heating are all things that tenants are looking for in their next property.
  • Garden maintenance is often a difficult issue during tenancies.  The best solutions are to either include a gardener in the cost of the tenancy or to make the garden is as low maintenance as possible.
  • It is a good idea to inspect your rental property every few years to ensure you are up to date with its current condition.  This helps with planning for upcoming maintenance and improvements such as new carpet or painting.  Feel free to discuss this with your property manager.
  • If you have questions about legalities concerning tenancies please contact our office for advice.  Our Property Managers are up to date with all current issues regarding tenancy matters and can give you advice about rights and obligations of both the Landlord and Tenant.



At G.J McDonald & Co. Real Estate we pride ourselves on being able to promote our clients’ properties in the most prominent and effective ways.   We have long been the innovators and leaders in this area.  High profile signage, distinctive advertising in the Weekly Review and Feature Property listing on the country’s most visited real estate web site,, means that we can lease your property to quality tenants quickly and generate the maximum income for your investment property.

Our internet sites include:

Through this medium we currently receive up to 30,000 enquiries per month, not just from Geelong and surrounding areas, but nationally and internationally from people wishing to relocate to the area.

We provide rental guides, which are displayed in our office along with photos of all properties available, and maintain a list of qualified tenants looking for all types of property to ensure minimal vacancies for our managed properties.

We have contact with relocation companies across the country to ensure our client’s properties are seen first. Properties are promoted in all these areas until a suitable tenant is located with landlord approval.