Good morning,

I hope you had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine yesterday.

The real estate industry had a very eventful weekend after Consumer Affairs Victoria announced on Thursday afternoon, via their website, that private inspections of tenanted and occupied properties was now banned.  This effectively shut down the real estate industry.  This was a disastrous outcome for many vendors, landlords, prospective tenants, building inspectors, valuers, tradespeople and people who worked in the industry. This all left us scratching our heads as to why someone could go to the hairdresser, Bunnings or Kmart but couldn’t inspect a property that was occupied or tenanted.

After a lot of confusion over the Easter weekend, common sense prevailed and yesterday, Consumer Affairs Victoria reversed their decision ALLOWING occupied or tenanted properties to be inspected.  If a property is currently occupied or tenanted, no more than two people are allowed in the property at any one time.  The person(s) who reside in the property must leave during the inspection but are only allowed to leave for a legitimate reason (being one of the four essential activities that are currently allowed).

So it is business back as usual for buying, selling and leasing.

Have a wonderful week!

Kim Easterbrook

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Rental Property of the week

16/38 Mitford Street, Elwood – $390 per week

Spacious top floor apartment with leafy outlooks reflect the period character of this beautiful two bedroom apartment. Featuring polished floorboards throughout, one bedroom features large built in robes and both rooms share a bright modern main bathroom with shower over bath that completes ideal proportions.

A central living/dining area featuring hydronic heating and is complemented by a separate kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. Surrounded by the best of both Elwood and St Kilda – it is a superb location.l.

Please call the office on 03 9592 1122 if you are interested to view.

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