The Inside Word on property investment

Article supplied by Defence Housing Australia 06/11/2014
Investors get more than just an investment when they purchase a property with Defence Housing Australia (DHA). Unlike some of your more traditional property investments, DHA’s program offers a guaranteed rental income and a long-term lease… and for DHA, that means a long-term relationship with its customers.

There are some definite perks to this relationship that you won’t get with other investments, some of which can be seen in DHA’s Property Care Program—an extensive range of property-related services including property management, market rent review, repair and maintenance and lease-end restoration. Another perk is access to the Inside Word, a series of events exclusive to DHA lessors.

‘The Inside Word is run across major capital cities and this is our fourth year running,’ DHA Lessor Relations Manager, Michael Griffiths said. ‘We see these events as an important part of our ongoing relationship with our lessors and a way of engaging with our customers face-to-face. Attendees can hear from some of the industry’s leading finance and property experts and gain insight on their DHA property. It’s also an opportunity to hear about some of the changes in DHA, including new housing developments and some of the innovative approaches we’re taking in the business.

‘Each year we appoint an independent, licensed valuer to review the property’s rent to market value, and it is this process that often raises questions among investors. Our most recent Inside Word events in Canberra and Sydney provided an opportunity to have all of these questions answered as part of a panel discussion with one of the industry’s leading valuers and member of the DHA valuers panel.’

‘There are definitely some misconceptions in the market around property valuations and how we go about valuing DHA properties,’ Panel member Craig Ashford, Propell National Valuers said. ‘These events are helping to bridge that information gap and empowering people to make confident decisions about their property’s value.’  

In November, DHA will conduct the Inside Word series in Melbourne and Brisbane, exclusive to existing DHA lessors. To register for one of these events, or to find out how you can get the inside word by investing with DHA, contact insideword@dha.gov.au.
 
Disclaimer: while due care is taken, the viewpoints expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Your Investment Property.

 

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