QLD Determining market rent

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  1. Jockosaurus

    Jockosaurus Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    My IP is coming on to the market again. Does anyone have any tips for determining fair market rent? I've had input from the PM, RTA reports and looked online (only 2 comparable 4 bed townhouses and both available now) but that still gives a range of at least $670 - $760 which is not terribly helpful. Is there any more science to it?

    cheers,
    Jockosaurus
     
  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Member

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    you could test the market by putting it on up the high end of the scale and see how much interest this generates. Then drop if need be.
    But dropping can look bad as well - but prob don't matter too much
     
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  3. Dan Wood

    Dan Wood Well-Known Member

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    I'd be looking at comparables like you have, then determining what makes then more or less feature rich/less compared to your IP.

    Closer to public transport
    Spa
    Pool
    Two car garage
    Large/smaller rooms
    Backyard size
    Age
    The list goes on...

    With that you'll be able to put yourself somewhere reasonable in the range, or you might top it.

    As a renter myself this is what I'd be looking at. Although coming up to Christmas you might not get that many bites..
     

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