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Introducing a better way for landlords to conduct routine inspections

Introducing a better way for landlords to conduct routine inspections

Routine inspections take time. Sending emails, writing up reports…all that jazz.

That’s why we’ve come up with a better way to do them.

More on that in a minute.

For now, it’s a good time to just think about what your inspections are for, and how to get the most out of them. Read More

What’s been happening at Cubbi?

What's been happening at Cubbi?

This week, I’ve taken over the blog to bring you the latest updates from Cubbi HQ in Cremorne (Richmond’s lesser known sister suburb in Melbourne). We’ve had lots happening and there’s plenty more on the way. Read More

How does the 2017 Federal Budget affect landlords and property owners?

How does the 2017 Federal Budget affect landlords and property owners?

It’s been a few weeks now since the Federal Budget was handed down, and like all things Government-related sometimes it takes a while for the dust to settle and for everyone to realise what’s actually going on.

With all the question of affordability in the air, property was a huge focus this year. For landlords, that means there will be quite a few changes that you’ll need to know about. Read More

What’s been happening with Cubbi

What’s been happening with Cubbi

Things have been happening at Cubbi HQ!

We’ve received a bunch of publicity and some recognition for the work we’re doing in making life easier for both tenants and landlords.

First up: Last month we accepted an award – being named in the top 200 Westpac “business of tomorrow” awards, as a business that is helping shape the Australian economy for the future.

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New Release: Cubbi Payments – Collect rent on autopilot

New Release: Cubbi Payments - Collect rent on autopilot

Update October 2017:
Cubbi’s vision is to make renting a property easy using an online platform that streamlines the processes of renting a property without the need for an agent. Back when this was posted having a stand alone rent payment collection service was great but since then Cubbi has evolved. With Cubbi, rent is now paid directly through the platform by default, receipts are sent automatically and we follow up the tenants by phone, email and text message if they fall behind. For peace of mind if the rent gets out of control we advice and prepare termination notices for you. Learn more about our Cubbi landlord service here

Post from June, 2016

Over the last few weeks we have been trialing our new shiny toy that we call Cubbi Payments.

The only landlord service with direct debit rent payments in Australia.

In 30 words or less, when the rent falls due Cubbi seamlessly transfers the rent from the tenant’s bank account into your bank account and receipts the payment in Cubbi.

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New Features in Cubbi: Reply to enquiries directly from your email, Set a vacate date, SMS late notifications and more

New Features in Cubbi: Reply to enquiries directly from your email, Set a vacate date, SMS late notifications and more

Over the past two months since changing our name to Cubbi we’ve been busy adding new features. Here they are:

  • Set a vacate date for your tenant
  • Reply to enquiries directly from your email
  • SMS late notifications if your tenant falls behind in rent
  • Quicker and easier to make changes to your ad
  • 9 day email course on managing property

You can start using these right now. As in today!

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Now you can Schedule a Rent Increase in 2 Minutes

Now you can Schedule a Rent Increase in 2 Minutes

Update November 2017:
Cubbi now automatically reminds you when an increase is due, provide increase recommendations and notifies the tenant.

Have you recently increased your tenants rent? Or are you about to?

Well, now you can schedule a rent increase with just a few clicks (or screen taps). We’ll start calculating the increased amount from the date you select. Simple.

Let me show you how to to do this.

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Big Changes (and a pricing update) for our Rent Tracking Tool

Big Changes (and a pricing update) for our Rent Tracking Tool

Update October 2017:
Cubbi’s vision is to make renting a property easy using an online platform that streamlines the processes of renting a property without the need for an agent. Back when this was posted having a stand alone rent payment collection service was great but since then Cubbi has evolved. With Cubbi, rent is now paid directly through the platform by default, receipts are sent automatically and we follow up the tenants by phone, email and text message if they fall behind. For peace of mind if the rent gets out of control we advice and prepare termination notices for you. Learn more about our Cubbi landlord service here

Today we’ve released some big changes to our Rent Tracking tool. In fact, we should start calling it the Payment Tracking tool. (you’ll see why below)

To break it down for you, I’ll go through each one separately.

Record expenses and other payments received from tenants

When you pay the plumber to fix the leak in the toilet or pay the electrician to replace the old lights in your rental property, what do you do? Yes, you hand over the money, but how do you keep track of the expense?

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Easily Send Your Tenants a Rent Receipt

Easily Send Your Tenants a Rent Receipt

Update November 2017:
Tenants now automatically receive a receipt for each rent payment and are able to view all payments within their Cubbi dashboard. To learn more about what Cubbi does click here.

A receipt is a simple thing, it is just a written acknowledgement that payment has been made. We are happy to give a receipt to our tenants for their records. In fact, we are required to give a receipt if asked, and in some states in Australia the regulations state that a receipt must be provided immediately if the rent is paid in cash, even if it is handwritten.

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