Melbourne’s storm damage and how we handled it

Some of you might have been affected by the freak storm that hit Melbourne on 29th December, 2016. Many of us, including our Altona office were affected by the downpour and we received a number of urgent maintenance calls during this time. Both Michael and Catherine were working abroad in the (temporary) Bali office. We were online and sent out an email to all tenants on the best way to handle water damage, a video of our best tips and the process required to submit a maintenance request. We were also available to take any calls from concerned tenants…

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What to do when you have rain damage at your property

When it rains, it pours.
Here are 4 tips to help manage rain damage at your rental property.

Tip 1 Let us know
Be sure to document using your phone images, video and a description of the damage. Place a bucket or towel under the area.

Tip 2 Help prevent further damage
A plumber won’t be able to get up on a roof during a storm due to safety, so to help prevent any further water damage and we will send a plumber out once the rain has stopped.

Tip 3 Contents Insurance
Make sure you have contents insurance, a landlord’s insurance won’t tpically include…

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Strawberry Santa Recipe

Why not add some colour, fun and fruit to this year’s Christmas lunch. Try these easy Strawberry Santa’s for the perfect dessert for kids and adults.
You’ll need a punnet of fresh strawberries (which are currently in season) and a block of cream cheese. It’s a great thing to make with the kids to keep them entertained over the school holidays, or to take to your staff Christmas Party.


1/2 cup finely shredded coconut
1 cup cream cheese
1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup icing sugar
12 large Strawberries, hulled and cut the top off to create the santa hat.
1 small milk chocolate icing pen
1 small…

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