The property manager: friend or foe?
Congratulations, you’ve invested in a property. You’re going to help pay off the deposit, or help to pay your own bills, by renting it out. Being a landlord will be easy right? Yes and no. Being a residential landlord is not a full-time job but it is a serious responsibility and if you do it without expertise and experience you could end up wishing you hadn’t gone at it alone. For example, through unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather, failing appliances or poor tenant conduct you could find yourself facing insurance claims, damage to your property or worse, injury to your tenant and legal action as a result.