What you should know about how to get your full rental bond back

first_imgLiving Here Cush Partners principal Haesley Cush has the ultimate checklist to get your bond money back. Picture: Annette DewI WAS chatting to a one of our tenants this week, like most people he was telling me how well he had looked after the place and that it was way better now than when he moved in. He was in the process of moving out and he wanted to make sure he was going to get his full bond back. So I gave him my advice.When it comes time to leave your rental property there are some things that all tenants should know in order to get their full bond back.The first starts back at the beginning of the lease. Once you signed your lease and take possession of the keys the clock starts ticking. You have three days to review your entry condition report (ECR) and alert your agent to any discrepancies. I always advise tenants to take lots of photos, make notes on the ECR and ensure you return it within the allocated time. This could save you thousands at the end of your lease.Throughout the tenancy, advise your agent of any maintenance issues, even if they don’t bother you. Most tenants are surprised to know that their lease stipulates that they must advise the landlord of any maintenance. This stops a small problem becoming a major job eg. A small water mark in the ceiling becoming the entire roof caving in from built up water damage.Do not leave the keys on the kitchen counter, take it to the landlord or agent.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoUse the real estate agent’s recommended cleaner when it’s time to go. A bond clean is quite expensive. So if you are going to engage a cleaner let the agent appoint them. That way if the property manager is unhappy with the standard of cleanliness then they can deal with the cleaner directly with no extra costs to the tenant.You must return the property to the same standard that it was handed to you, barring any fair wear and tear. This barring any fair wear and tear is the source of many arguments but essentially it’s any damage that is caused by simply using the property in the way it was designed to be used, for example wear to carpets from walking on them.Handing back the property incorrectly can cost thousands. You can’t just simply leave when your lease is up. If you have a lease you are bound to pay rent and look after the property for the entire period of the lease. Once that fixed term lease is finished, if no notice is given, then the lease becomes a periodic lease commonly known as a ‘month-to-month’ lease.You must provide written notice to the landlord that you are leaving. In Queensland this is a minimum of two weeks before you intend to leave, accepting that you can’t just give two weeks mid lease, it needs to be no less than two weeks before the end of your lease or once it becomes a periodic.Possession is often decided on as when the keys are returned. Giving notice and leaving, without returning the keys, can mean the rent keeps ticking over. So don’t just drop them on the bench and leave! Take them to the landlord or agent, ask them to photocopy them and everyone should sign an acknowledgment that they have been returned.* Haesley Cush is the principal of property management firm Living Here Cush Partners.last_img read more

Ireland to host Women’s World Cup

first_img The initial stages will be hosted at University College Dublin before the semi-finals and final at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster Rugby’s Kingspan Stadium. Stormont Sports Minister Caral Ni Chuilin said: “This is fantastic news and I applaud all those involved in the bid to bring the Women’s World Cup to Ireland. “We have shown that we can host major sporting events in recent years. This is another opportunity to welcome competitors and supporters from across the globe to these shores. “A year since it opened, Kingspan Stadium at Ravenhill has witnessed plenty of memorable moments. I have no doubt this worthy venue for world-class rugby will see many more as it hosts the best teams on the planet.” Last year the event was held in France and won by England. Ireland is to host the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2017. Pool stages will be held in Dublin before the tournament moves to Belfast for the semi-finals and final. Philip Browne, Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) chief executive, said: “Interest and participation in women’s rugby continues to grow and building on this momentum we believe Ireland can deliver the best Women’s Rugby World Cup to-date.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Getting shirty in the Bundesliga – A tale of bookmakers and sponsorship

first_imgShare Share UKGC data reveals ‘notable recovery’ for sports betting July 6, 2020 Markus Peuler, MybetLast week’s news that the 16 German states have finally agreed on making some changes to the sports betting laws means that SBC’s Betting on Football conference on 3-5 May at Stamford Bridge is a perfect platform to discuss what the implications are for the market. One of the sessions at Betting on Football is focusing on the development of the German industry and also taking a closer look at the German Bundesliga and the main sponsorship deals of clubs in the league. As well as a presence from German operators including Mybet CEO Markus Peuler and Gausellmann Board Member Alexander Martin, there will be club representatives from VfL Wolfsburg and affiliates such as LuckyLabz and Baybets.Mybet CEO Peuler, noted: “While Germany may seem underdeveloped compared to the UK or the Scandinavian countries, it already is a huge sport betting market and it is great to see, that regulation is on the way – however it might look in the end. “So now is a good time to discuss the opportunities in the market and how we as an industry can best serve the German customer. Being at Betting on Football 2017 will facilitate this and the German panel is an excellent addition in a strong line up of sports betting industry sessions.”Of the past five Champions League finals, German clubs have featured three times. Despite this, when it comes to shirt sponsorships the Bundesliga is severely worse off in comparison with the Premier League. On average an EPL club earns £11m from its main shirt sponsorship compared to £5.5m in the German top flight.Another notable comparison is that, in 2016, ten Premier League clubs have a betting operator donning the front of their shirts. There is only one in the Bundesliga.Of course the sponsorship figures are somewhat skewered by the big name teams; Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal’s deals are worth £153m yearly compared to the £68m that the top three deals in Germany (Bayern, Dortmund and Wolfsburg) bring in.So who brings the money in the Bundesliga? The big hitters of Bayern Munich are sponsored by Gazprom, whilst everybody’s favourite team in yellow Dortmund have a deal in place with energy and chemical corporation Evonik. The traditional sponsors of Volkswagen continue to support Wolfsburg, whilst Red Bull now feature prominently via league newcomers and surprise package RB Leipzig.It’s Hertha Berlin that have a major partnership with a bookmaker in the form of bet-at-home; this deal will run until at least 2018 and is reportedly with €6 million. So with an increasingly popular and competitive league that features some of the best talent worldwide, why aren’t the bookmakers getting involved?Well the fact is they are and have been, as much as regulations have allowed them to over the years. Bundesliga clubs have long been able to have an ‘Official Betting Partner’ but the far more valuable front shirt sponsorship has been a no go zone.. That is unless you happen to be a state owned betting company. This is due to the complicated regulatory laws surrounding sports betting in Germany.The past decade has been a confusing and complex minefield where this is concerned. Back in 2006, the German High Court made the decision not to break up the state monopoly which, at this time, was controlled by OddSet. This decision proved a distinctly unpopular one, with the likes of the German National Football Association lamenting a missed opportunity for opening the market up to private companies in Europe and beyond.The immediate repercussions saw an assumedly lucrative deal with Bwin for Werder Bremen scrapped as this was no longer within the rules of the league. Fast forward to 2012 and the European Union got involved. The result was the Interstate Gambling Treaty, and something of a compromise, with an agreement by the German Interior Ministry that 20 licences would be issued by the state.The race duly began with 41 companies applying but by the end of 2013 the German state boldly revealed that not a single one had been successful. The companies were told to reapply by spring of 2014. Fast forward to March 2017, and the German Bundestag approved a second treaty on gambling. This allowed a ‘transitional arrangement’ for bookmakers to offer services online, and saw temporary licences extended to 35 companies, and is a precursor to the revamping of the national framework which is expected in 2018. The treaty was signed despite the European Commission rejecting it and deeming it unfit for purpose. The DSWV (the German Betting Association) appealed to the government in regards to the minor amendments.DSWV president Mathias Dahms noted: “The minimally invasive revision of the treaty is a small step in the right direction, but it falls short. The restrictive regulations for sports betting operators derive from an outdated monopoly system and have not been capable of creating an attractive and legal range of games.“If a number of consumers continue to make use of black market products, then neither addiction nor youth and consumer protection can be ensured.”In 2017 bookmakers and football are more intertwined than ever before. As of today, half of the clubs in the Premier League feature the name of a betting operator on their shirts. Just three years ago, there were only three clubs in this category. When it comes to the value of shirt sponsorships, the Premier League dwarfs the rest of Europe. In fact as of 2016, it’s worth more than the Bundesliga and La Liga combined. Whilst the average per club kit sponsorship in the Premier League is £5.5m higher than the Bundesliga it should too be noted that Germany’s top flight clubs earn more than their Spanish (£4.1m) and French (£3.5m) counterparts.From the 2017/18 season the Premier League will also be allowing shoulder branding on shirts which should further increase the involvement of bookmakers and clubs’ income from it.The trend suggests that Germany, should it want the Bundesliga to continue to compete at the highest level and remain competitive within itself, must pay attention and respond accordingly. There is money in betting which Bundesliga clubs can profit from and denying regulation and severely limiting private licences isn’t going to stop problem gambling, in fact it’s likelier to increase it.Of course this doesn’t matter to the likes of Bayern and Dortmund, with reliable Champions League exposure they’ll always find a strong main sponsor but for the mid-table clubs, the Bremens and the Hamburgs, it’s a major loss of potential boosted income.Daniel Peikert, VfL WolfsburgSo what now for the Bundesliga and the future of betting brands in the space? At Betting on Football (May 3-5) at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge one of the panels will tackle exactly this topic. The German sports betting market is said to be worth in the region of £5bn, but with the aforementioned regulatory issues still rambling on, should brands invest now or wait?VfL Wolfsburg are one of the top clubs attending the conference. Daniel Peikert, Head of Sales at VfL Wolfsburg, commented: “We are attending because, as a 100% subsidiary of Volkswagen, Vfl Wolfsburg has a big responsibility to attract serious partners.“As the first mover in offering two different perimeter boards (one for national and one for global) we could even integrate two betting partners. Dranix for the international space, and Gauselmann AG (XTiP) for the national. We also want to prepare ourselves for virtual advertising with more betting partners. Corporate social responsibility should play a central role within these partnerships.“The German sports betting market should be regulated soon, because betting partners are important sponsors for the clubs.”Betting on Football is taking place at Stamford Bridge (May 3-5) and there is currently a 25% discount available. Join 800 delegates from the worlds of betting and football at the year’s most comprehensive dedicated football betting conference. 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Blown leads cause for concern for SMB coach Austria

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That’s what coach Leo Austria is trying to figure out as he hopes that there won’t be any more letups for the Beermen once the new year rings.“I’m so very curious about this. That’s the tendency of the players usually. It’s human nature. Sometimes, you’re leading and you’re playing well in the first half and they think that it’s going to be an easy ride going to the last minute of the fourth quarter. But that’s not always going to be the case,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSan Miguel erected double-digit leads in their first two games this conference, taking a 19-point lead in its opener against Phoenix last week and this time, grabbing a 22-point advantage against Meralco on Wednesday.Both times, however, the Beermen blew those leads before holding on to win in the end. Fajardo admits having a hard time vs Bono Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Knowing how strong San Miguel is, it’s almost a given that the defending three-time Philippine Cup champion will race up the scoreboard and gain a large lead, as evidenced by its first two games this conference.Preserving that lead, however, is another story.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina And that’s the reason why Austria specifically pointed out the game against the Bolts as a “tough test” for his team, knowing how good Meralco is especially with coach Norman Black calling the shots.“If you remember their first game against Blackwater, they were down by 14 points and all of a sudden in the second half, they were able to come back. It almost happened tonight too,” he said moments after San Miguel’s 103-97 win over Meralco at Ynares Center here.“It’s a good lesson for us and it’s a good test because if you’re up against a team with a great coach in coach Norman, you cannot rest until the buzzer sounds at the end of the game.”Austria is hopeful that these tests would serve as valuable lessons for his team in the long run as they continue their quest for a fourth straight all-Filipino title.“Right now, I’m trying to maximize our potential and with our first two games, we keep on learning. We know our strengths and our weaknesses and in tonight’s game, we saw what our weaknesses are which was exploited by coach Norman. Fortunately, the players really wanted to win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more