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Keep Yourself Fire Safe!

Summer is right around the corner and we all love a good BBQ. But sometimes a small mistake can lead up to a huge catastrophe.

Staying safe is everyone’s priority and it is important that we as a part of the greater community take extra precaution and make sure all safety measure are applied.

Some Apartment Building have combustible cladding on the outside. Combustible cladding on the exterior of a building doesn’t necessarily mean that your building is unsafe. However, once a fire starts combustible cladding may contribute to the spread of fire. This not only affects building occupants, but also bystanders and adjoining buildings. When doing a BBQ or using any open open flame outside or in your Balcony make sure you stay fire safe.

There are a few simple steps that you should follow to minimise the risk of fire and will keep you, your neighbours and your family safe

  1. Isolate your BBQ Ensure your BBQ is at least 50 cm from walls, clothing and other materials 
  2. Fully extinguish your cigarette Use a heavy, high-sided ashtray (made of glass, ceramic or metal)
  3. Isolate AC units Ensure clothing and other materials are kept at least 1 meter away
  4. Isolate gas bottles Ensure gas bottles are stored outside, upright and away from sources of heat 

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Visit us at https://silverservicere.com.au/ to learn more about new properties on the market.

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Stellar Review from our Short Stay customer !

You know you are in the right business when your clients give you such amazing feedback !

‘Shelley was there to personally greet us (even with a late check in!) and ensure we settled in to the flat. She went above and beyond, and the gorgeous flat was simply perfect for our stay – stylish, cozy and what a location! Thank you!’

At Silver Service Real Estate, we love what we do and it reflects in our work as well.

Everything underpinned by our no-compromise attitude to set the highest standards in service.

Check out our Short stay Boutique Hotels at Silversservice.com.au 

Talk to one of our dedicated team members at [email protected] or call us +61 (0) 3 9855 1197 +61 (0) 3 9855 0541

We have exactly what you might be looking for!

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CLADDING UPDATES

Cladding safety and essential measures you can take to stay safe during an unfortunate fire emergency. 

Cladding now has been a keen issue for the Victoria building authority and Essential Safety measure (ESM) have been put into practice. 

Essential safety measure or ESM are the safety features required in a building to protect occupants in the event of a fire. ESMs may include :

  • Fire detection 
  • Alarm systems 
  • Fire doors
  • Emergency lighting 
  • Fire hydrants

If maintained adequately these at the time of a fire hazard, are responsible for ensuring everyone can exit the building safely and quickly. Their full functionality is important in case emergency arises.

Owners corporation managers, on behalf of owners, must ensure ESMs are kept up to date and regularly tested. Non-compliance puts occupants, passers-by and adjoining buildings at risk and this can be life threatening as well.  Non-compliance may result in heavy fines. If you would like some more information please contact our partners OC Management Solutions

Essential Safety Measures are more important to be observed around combustible cladding. Combustible cladding does not mean you building is unsafe However, once a fire starts combustible cladding may contribute to the spread of fire.

Non-compliance may result in an infringement notice being issued by your Council or the Fire Authority. Fines may range from $290 to over $17,000 for an individual and over $88,000 if a company is prosecuted.

If you have any questions about how to maintain ESMs, please contact your local fire service fire safety department or your local MBS.

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Property Management- EVALUATING THE SERVICE

Is your property Management company delivering you the right service?

In order to evaluate the quality of service you receive, ask yourself these questions;
-Are they prompt with their responses to your queries or concerns without you having to constantly call or email for them to pay attention to you?
– Do you receive your rent consistently every month?
– Are they transparent about their fees, or are you being charged fees that you were not informed about initially?
– Do you trust them to get your property filled within a quick turnaround time after a tenant moves out?
– Do they address repairs?

If the answer to any of this is NO, You need to rethink the quality of service you are receiving.

Good news is, we at Silver Service Real Estate are always available. Give us a call and see the kind of service you deserve. 
Tap the link and see how you can switch: https://silverservicere.com.au/property-management/
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Want to Change Your Property Manager? It’s Easier Than You Think!

Too many landlords harbour the misconception that they can’t switch property managers during a lease contract and that there’s no exit door. If you feel like you’re stuck with your property manager and unsatisfied with their services, here’s something you should know: You don’t have to put up with poor property management experience.

You, as a landlord, can change property manager at any time if they are failing to manage your investment property to your standards. “Well, I don’t have the time for that”, or “it’s such a hassle” — if you’re thinking along these lines, then rest easy.

The process isn’t as complicated as you think. As Consumer Affairs Victoria puts it: “In most cases, you can terminate your estate agent’s management of your rental property, effective immediately, by written notice to the agent. Check your authority (contract) first.”

So yes, there aren’t any hoops to jump through. Would it cost anything to cut ties with your current property manager? That depends on your existing contract.

The good news is that our professional team, at Silver Service Real Estate can walk you through the switch. To assess whether your current property is delivering the value you expect, we invite you to fill in our property appraisal form so you can get a comparison.

When it comes to evaluating the quality of your property management service, asking yourself these questions is also a good place to start:

  • Are they prompt with their responses to your queries or concerns without you having to constantly call or email for them to pay attention to you?
  • Do you receive your rent consistently every month?
  • Do they have a thorough tenant screening process that includes referee checks to assess reliability, credit history and past tenancies?
  • Are they transparent about their fees, or are you being charged fees that you were not informed about initially?
  • Do you trust them to get your property filled within a quick turnaround time after a tenant moves out?
  • Do they address repairs promptly and ensure they are performed by qualified and registered tradespeople?

If the answer to any of these questions is a ‘No’, you have reasons to feel that you aren’t getting the service you require. And when you’re not 100% satisfied with the service, often the best option is to switch to a new team.

Toying with the idea of switching property managers? You can count on the team at Silver Service Real Estate to handle the entire process for you easily and best of all it’s free (except for the fees in your contract with the previous agents).

Silver Service Real Estate are there to assist you at every step of the way — from putting together all the paperwork and collecting files from your old agent, to notifying the tenants, arranging inspections, and finally, delivering the high level of service you desire and deserve. Bonus? We carry out everything with minimal disruption to your tenants.

Unlike many property agents, we, at Silver Service, stand by our commitment to property management services. So much so that we have created a commitment guarantee, which we encourage all clients to refer back. We consider this guarantee to be the standard when reviewing and managing our clients’ properties.

Interested to know more about changing your property management firm to Silver Service? Just give us a call!

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Why Your Property Manager is the Best Person to Sell Your Investment Property?

Are you planning to sell an investment property on your own? 

If you’re the owner of an investment property and struggling to get a deal to the closing table, having a dedicated property manager on your side can make a big difference. For instance, our property managers at Silver Service have successfully been navigating one of the most common problem areas for our clients — balancing the tenant’s rights and obligations with that of the landlord/seller in case they don’t wish to or, cannot afford to sell their investment vacant.

Unlike brokers who exclusively focus on the sale while neglecting the tenant issues, we aim to reach a happy middle ground wherein our client can sell with the tenant in situ without upheaval or required rental deductions.

That said, let’s look at other reasons why the best agent to sell your investment property is the property manager.

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GET HI ON CONSCIOUS LIVING 

Conscious Living is not something designed for only some of our Community, it is the very foundation that we should seek for ALL of our communities. Consumers are getting more and more aware of to how their choices affect the environment, animal welfare, vulnerable communities within Australia and overseas, as well as their own personal health and well-being.

So what is a Get Hi Event? Get Hi is a festival inspired event to allow people to get high on their own energy supply, in a safe and wholesome environment. Mariam McDonald was a part of the first Get Hi Event that was held at Welcome to Thornbury in February, and she was so thrilled she wanted to share so everyone can join.

Get Hi Event,

Sat 15th Jun, 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Location; Second Story Studios A/222 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

Tickets;

https://events.humanitix.com.au/get-hi-june?fbclid=IwAR2-lZCKsDY9TxHAbIwziYpt_apWe224iU9cgk9EfZ-8pDQFml7CVUGpUjI

 hope to see you there!

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Cladding Victims Left in the Lurch Post Victorian Budget

Thousands of property owners suffering due to flammable cladding on their buildings are still in limbo as the Victorian budget seeks to increase action on ‘cladding rectification program’ with a funding of $160 million.

While the fund allotted will be used exclusively to fix government-owned buildings with cladding issues, no money has been set aside for owners to remove flammable cladding from private dwellings. This, despite the fact that removing cladding from affected buildings is an expensive process.

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