• Prahran Property Management

Property Management Prahran.
We value what you value… Real service, real results with MRE Prahran.

You won’t need to ask too many Melbournians where you should go for ‘chic’ before you get the answer, Prahran…

Lively, trendy, and boasting the fashion mecca of Chapel Street plus some of the most highly regarded restaurants and nightlife going, Prahran offers residents vibrancy and city-liveability. 5km south of the CBD, public transport and walkability rate as excellent. The culture is funky, it’s a favourite of creative types and boasts a strong LGBTQ community. Properties include classic Victorian and Edwardian residences with a good number of residential apartment complexes.

Education options include the Hester Hornbrook Academy, Prahran High, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary, Prahran College and others.

Prahran Property Management Experts

We assume you’re in it to win it – that is you’ve invested in a rental property to achieve a strong return on your investment. We understand that it’s not just taking care of the rental process for you but the quality of our work that plays a significant role in maximising the return you get from your investment now and in the future.

You’ll read about and hear us talking about real service and real results. This commitment to the performance of your investment is what we mean by that. Service and results that make a real difference to you, a real difference between MRE and our competition. It starts with our best-in-market award-winning advertising. There’s a story to every property beyond the bricks and mortar and we convey this to potential tenants along with high quality photography and video tours.

Our marketing of your property ensures that we have access to the best tenants. We make it super-easy for them to inspect the property both through open-for-inspections and appointments they can conveniently book with us online. Our applications team qualify each tenant for their reliability and suitability and our rents are collected via direct deposit. As a result of our diligence, we maintain a near zero level of rental arrears.

Throughout the letting, maintenance and management of your property, our portfolio managers are afforded the time they need to pay attention to the details that take our service above and beyond the norm. The ratio between our team and the number of properties they handle is far lower than industry averages. You and your tenant get more of their time and attention.

If this sounds like what you’re after, reach out today for a friendly chat with one our team members. If you do decide to switch, we make the hand-over very easy and manage the whole process for you with no additional or hidden charges.

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If you're looking for real service & real results, contact us today.


We’re real people who treat your investment as if it were our own. At MRE, superior service is not merely aspired to, but expected. We pride ourselves on our real communication with you. Call us and we’ll pick up or call you back shortly. With the personality to match, our property managers go above and beyond to deliver the best service, every single time.



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  • Real Testimonials

“Annie Gillian and Nicola Lee manages the lease of my properties with MRE. THANK YOU ANNIE and NICOLA!! You both are AMAZING. Job well done! Excellent service!! Fast, prompt, and very reliable. These ladies go above and beyond to assist me. I am very grateful!!!”

Alexander O. Montgomery

“MRE is professional with great customer service. A special commendation to my property manager, Ms. Jacci Dunne, for her efficient and swift assistance in resolving a challenging tenancy matter. I can’t thank Ms. Dunne and the MRE team enough for their excellent property management services.”

Anna Chok

“Highly recommend MRE. Thank you Michael and Kay for your great work. You were amazing in selling and managing my property. Moj M Annie G from MRE helped and provided me with invaluable suggestions about my property in South Yarra and managed to rent it in a wk. She was brilliant, communicative and extremely supportive from A to Z. a big relief that I finally found such a wonderful person. Shahrokh Gudarzi Rhys is such a pleasure to deal with. He has great communication and is always prompt with replies. He is professional and extremely friendly and polite. Best property manager we've had in a long time. Georgia Butt Finding a good professional agency team with honesty, integrity and good work ethics can be and was quite daunting especially if one is new in the game. However when I ran across Matthew McKenna of MRE {Melbourne Real Estate] he helped lay all my stress and fears away in no time. His patience and reassurance was very timely and his team subsequently found me a good tenant for my commercial property. They've managed it for me for almost 3 years now without a hiccup. I have absolutely no issues or regrets, and would highly recommend them. Joseph Saigal We have been leasing out our investment property through MRE for nearly 10 years. Tilly, our property manager, has been very proactive in securing the best possible tenant for our property for the best possible rent. I have recommended friends to MRE and will continue to do so. Mark Stewart Tilly has exceptional customer service skills. She is attentive and intuitive; she listens to customers and works with them to get to the best result possible. Tilly is our new property manager, and she has been absolutely fantastic. We are interstate based owners which can be complex at times, but Tilly has been accommodating and is willing to work around our busy work and travel schedule. This is very much appreciated. We would really recommend Tilly to anyone. marta skrbis Very professional company with great service and support. Our property managers over the years have all been excellent in following up and communication with us. Keep up the great work.”

Jim Rentifis

“Amazing service. Memphis and Myles are the dream team. MRE started managing my property 6-months ago. The whole process has been seamless. From the initial evaluation to leasing, they have been great. They continue to provide an exceptional service. Highly recommend!”

Maggie Stiebel

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We have implemented a raft of cutting-edge practices within our leasing divisions and are proud to have set an industry standard of excellence along the way. Let us show you the MRE difference today.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

What are our fees?

At MRE, we tailor our fee structure to you and your property. Our management fees are typically between 4-8% plus GST of the rent collected. We recognise that managing a property that rents for $1000 per week does not require double the effort of managing a property that rents for $500 per week. Get in touch with one of our Liveability Experts today so we can optimise a package that suits your property.

Do I need a Portfolio Manager?

The vast majority of owners prefer to have one for a variety of reasons. A good Portfolio Manager will guide you through the rental regulations, maximise your rent, find and retain the best tenants, and handle the day-to-day operations of the property, such as maintenance, inspections, and dealing with problems that require a legal resolution.

What happens if the tenant doesn’t pay rent?

A tenant may be issued a notice to vacate if they are more than 14 days late on their rent. This is then cancelled if they pay. If they are late five times in a 12-month period, the notice to vacate will still be valid.

How often can the rent be increased?

Rent can now only be increased once every 12 months, rather than every 6 months, as was previously the case. If you want to raise the rent during a fixed-term rental agreement, the amount and method of calculation must be specified in the rental agreement. We will conduct an annual rental review to ensure that your property is performing.

How much is a bond and where is it kept?

If the weekly rental amount is less than $900, the bond is set at one month’s rent. If your weekly rent is more than $900, you can request an extra amount. You can also request a higher bond if the tenant wishes to make changes to your property – but not if they have a pet. The Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA) in Victoria holds the bond as security until the end of the residential tenancy agreement, or lease. Any money raised goes towards running the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The bond can be released to the tenant or landlord, only after both parties sign a bond claim form. The tenant is not permitted to use any of the bond money in lieu of rent.

What happens if something needs to be repaired?

Repairs are the responsibility of the owner unless the damage was caused by the tenants. Urgent repairs, such as dangerous electrical faults, gas leaks or serious water leaks, blocked or broken toilets, or the failure of an essential service, such as hot water, must be made right away. If you do not respond promptly, the tenants will be able to organise and pay for the repairs themselves. You then have seven days to reimburse the renter for the expenses incurred, up to $2500. Non-urgent repairs must be completed within 14 days of a written request. Your tenants must continue to pay rent while repairs are being made and are not permitted to withhold rent until the work is completed. They can, however, apply to VCAT to pay rent into a special fund until any repair dispute is resolved.

Can tenants have pets?

In most cases, yes. If a tenant would like to keep a pet at the property, they must first seek permission from you, as their landlord, by completing a Pet Request Form. You cannot unreasonably refuse this request and must apply to VCAT within 14 days of receipt of request if they wish to refuse consent for a pet. The matter will then be heard by a VCAT member, who will determine if it is reasonable for you to refuse consent or not. To date, practically all VCAT hearings regarding pets have gone in the favour of the tenants.

What are Minimum Standards?

Owners must now ensure their property meets minimum standards across 14 categories. Under these standards, rental properties must now have locks on all external doors and windows, bathrooms must have a washbasin and a shower or bath, and be connected to a reasonable supply of hot and cold water, and windows in rooms likely to be used as bedrooms or living areas must be fitted with working curtains or blinds. All rooms must have ventilation and there must be a fixed heater in good working order in the main living area. If the property does not meet these minimum standards, tenants can end their lease before moving in, or request an urgent repair. Click here to discover the 14 minimum standards that your investment must meet.

What are safety check obligations?

By law, electrical safety checks of all electrical installations and fittings, and all gas appliances such as heaters and stoves, must be checked by a licensed electrician and gas fitter every two years. You also need to keep records of safety checks conducted at the property. If these safety checks have not been conducted within the last two years at the time the tenant occupies the premises, the rental provider must arrange a gas or electrical safety check as soon as possible. Smoke alarms must be checked annually by a licensed electrician.

Can tenants make modifications without my consent?

From 2019, yes the tenants can make certain modifications to a rental property without the consent of the owner. However, they must reinstate the original conditions. (check Consumer affairs for details) at the end of the tenancy.

These include installing items such as:
• Picture hooks or screws for wall mounts, shelves or brackets on surfaces other than brick walls
• LED light globes which do not require new light fittings
• Low flow shower heads if the original shower head is kept
• A wireless doorbell
• Replacement curtains if the original curtains are retained by the tenant
• Adhesive child safety locks on drawers and doors

There are different specifications for properties that are listed under the Heritage Act 2017, and the rental provider must disclose to their tenant if the property is heritage listed prior to entering into a rental agreement.

For all other modifications, the tenant must obtain the owner’s permission before starting the work, and the rental provider must not unreasonably refuse these requests.

Can owners be fined for not complying with the new laws?

Consumer Affairs Victoria can issue infringement notices to owners if they breach the Residential Tenancies Act. This includes fines that are based on penalty units. A penalty unit is $184.92 for the 2022-23 financial year, but this amount is subject to change at the start of each financial year. For example, you can be fined 25 penalty units if you refuse to rent a property to someone because they intend to live there with a child. You can also be fined 60 penalty units if you take or dispose of a tenant’s property because they are behind on their rent. Click here to learn more.

Do I need landlord protection insurance?

Yes, we highly recommend taking out landlord protection insurance for a number of reasons.

Insurance covers some particular risks associated with renting out a property that may not be covered by a typical home and contents or strata title insurance policy.

Common features of a landlord insurance policy include protection against:
• Malicious or intentional damage to the property by the tenant or their guests;
• Theft by the tenant or their guests;
• Loss of rent if the renter defaults on their payments or the property becomes uninhabitable;
• Liability including a claim against you by the renter; and
• Cover for fixtures within the apartment such as carpet and window furnishings that are not usually covered by building insurance.

It is important to understand that not all policies are the same and you should be thorough in your choice of insurer.


Contact our Prahran team today.