Licensed Valuers & Property Valuation Consultants, Perth, Western Australia
Independent licensed valuers & Property valuation consultants
Established 1984 | Expert Valuation Advice | Licensed Valuers

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Licensed Property Valuer – Perth role

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Garmony Property Consultants are interested in speaking to licensed valuers who are looking for some diversity in their property valuation career.  Whether you already have experience in residential, commercial and industrial property valuations, or are looking to broaden your knowledge and experience in this area, we would love to hear from you. We have a Licensed Property Valuer – Perth role. If you are keen to; Be exposed to and gain experience in our more complex valuation and consultancy assignments. Work alongside property industry leaders, in a dynamic professional team. Travel all around Perth and Western Australia. Undertake a wide variety of valuations Then we have a role for you. About ...

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Gross Rental Values & Valuation Objections

Monday, September 11th, 2023

1 July 2021 will be the effective date for the updated Gross Rental Values used by Local Councils to assess their Council Rates in 2023. These Council Rates will be based on the latest Gross Rental Value assessment or GRV by the Valuer General with the Date of Valuation being 1 August 2021. This is the first re-assessment of the GRV since the previous date of assessment in 2018 and since COVID-19. We are expecting Landowners and their Tenants will be questioning if the latest assessments are correct and if it is worthwhile objecting to the Gross Rental Value assessment ...

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VALE – John Garmony, Licensed Valuer

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Garmony Property Consultants is deeply saddened to announce the passing of William “John” Garmony on 23 July 2023. John, along with his wife Pam, started the company known as John Garmony & Associates in May 1984. John was a highly respected licensed valuer and property professional in Perth & Western Australia. John started his property career in 1967 with Elders Smith Goldsbrough Mort initially in the stock sales yards and then in the Rural Land Sales Department. In 1968 he became a trainee valuer with Perth Building Society (PBS) (now Advance Bank) and was with Sterling Estates in 1972. Between 1972 ...

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Perth’s Licensed Valuers & Valuation Consultants

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Welcome to Garmony Property Consultants, Perth’s Licensed Valuers & Valuation Consultants. One Perth’s longest standing independent property valuation company’s. Garmony Property Consultants Perth based team of independent licensed valuers and property valuation consultants, are highly regarded within Perth’s business and real estate community as one of Perth’s foremost property valuation companies, located in Perth, Western Australia (WA). Our expert licensed property valuers, prepare professional property valuation reports in the Perth Metropolitan and major Regional Areas of Western Australia (WA). Our licensed valuers based in Perth are recipients of the Australian Property Institute’s Continuing Professional Development Award and Excellence in Property Award and are ...

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Demystifying Property Valuation Podcast

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

Licensed Valuer and Managing Director of Garmony Property Consultants, Matt Garmony was recently a guest on the HMO Property Show, talking about all things valuation in the HMO Property Podcast “The Price is Right: Demystifying Property Valuation”.  HMO Property Show host, Neil Gibb  and Matt discussed topics such as; “How is a normal residential property valuation calculated?”. “How is a commercial property valuation calculated?” “How is a HMO (Co-living) and NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) property valuation calculated?” These are just some of the topics covered in this informative and revealing episode. To listen to the episode click here. To watch the episode on ...

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NDIS & SDA Property Valuations

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Matt Garmony recently appeared on The SDA Housing Podcast talking a about NDIS & SDA Property Valuations. Valuations of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) require a specialist property valuer that has a detailed knowledge and experience of the NDIS and SDA property market. Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a range of residential housing designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. SDA dwellings have accessible features to help residents live more independently and allow other supports to be delivered better or more safely. Our Licensed Valuers have a database of recent sales evidence of SDA / NDIS homes ...

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Garmony Christmas Office Closure

Monday, December 26th, 2022

We would like to thank our valued property valuation and consultancy clients for a busy 2022. This year our valuers travelled as far as Esperance, Albany and Denmark in the south, to Kalgoorlie in the east and Port Hedland and Darwin in the north and everywhere in between on a wide range of property valuation matters. From residential to commercial and specialised property types, our experienced valuers have provided expert property valuation advice to our broad range of clients. From all the team at Garmony Property Consultants, we would like to wish our valued clients a very Merry Christmas and a ...

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Childcare Centre Valuations & Catchment Analysis

Friday, December 16th, 2022

The licensed valuers at Garmony Property Consultants have the expertise in preparing Childcare Centre Valuations & Catchment Analysis reports for a variety of clients. Specialised property valuations such as Childcare Centres, require an in depth knowledge of the childcare industry and analysis of market trends including supply and demand analysis. Our team of valuers have an extensive database of analysed sales and rental evidence of childcare centres in Perth and Western Australia. Childcare centres are regulated in Western Australia by The Department of Communities, who approves and monitors education and care services through the Education and Care Regulatory Unit (ECRU). Education and ...

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Valuations of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) & NDIS

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Valuations of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) & NDIS is a specialised area of property valuations. Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a range of residential housing designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. SDA dwellings have accessible features to help residents live more independently and allow other supports to be delivered better or more safely. The licensed valuers at Garmony Property Consultants have the experience and expertise in preparing valuations of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) & NDIS for a wide range of purposes including mortgage security valuations. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a Federal Government ...

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Re-Assessment of Unit Entitlement for Strata properties

Monday, November 7th, 2022

The Licensed Valuers at Garmony Property Consultants are often called upon in Strata Title matters and disputes when the existing Unit Entitlement of a Strata Property is considered incorrect due to changes in the Strata Titles Act 1985 since the original assessment was carried out, or changes to the buildings over the years.  Our expert licensed valuers have detailed experience in undertaking the assessment of Unit Entitlements for complex property types (which may include proposed mixed use developments) or the Re-Assessment of Unit Entitlement for Strata properties  for matters of dispute or where the owners believe the current unit entitlement ...

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Garmony Property Consultants is now ISO 27001:2013 Certified

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Garmony Property Consultants has implemented the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) which helps our property valuation business to manage assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details and other important information. An ISMS is a combination of processes and policies that help identify, manage, and protect vulnerable corporate data and information against various risks. Specifically the ISMS’s key objective is to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and information in maintained. Garmony is now ISO 27001:2013 Certified. ISO/IEC 27001, is an internationally recognised structured methodology dedicated to information security and its related risk management processes. It defines the ...

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Garmony supports Como Rotary Classic Car Show

Friday, September 9th, 2022

Garmony Property Consultants, Licensed Valuers are once again proud sponsors of the Rotary Club of Como’s 11th Classic Car Show. The Como Rotary Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday 2nd October 2022 at Wesley College’s Ward Oval in South Perth between 10am and 3pm. Entry to the display area on Ward Oval is from Angelo Street, South Perth. The Car Show attracts over 200 cars of all makes and ages. The event will include Music, slot cars for kids, sausage sizzle, coffee, ice cream and a cake stall. Net proceeds from the event go to Rotary Club of Como ...

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Rental Valuations and Rental Determinations

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

There is often confusion in the real estate industry between Rental Valuations and Rental Determinations. Both Rental Valuations and Rental Determinations have a licensed valuer assess or determine the market rent of a property at the market rent review date. However, in most cases, a Rental Valuation is prepared for one party, either the landlord/lessor or the tenant/lessee. A Rental Valuation is prepared by a licensed valuer to assist their client with the market rent negotiations with the other party to the lease. A Rental Valuation is a detailed report including Property or Premise description, a schedule of comparable rental evidence ...

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Thursday, May 12th, 2022

The Perth residential property market has experienced a steady start to 2022. From April 2021 there has been an annual increase of 6.7% with the median house value being $522,128. Residential Real Estate agents are continuing to report a lack of listings and supply with continued strong demand, which is creating a competitive Perth residential property market, and causing an increase in Perth residential property market values. In addition to this, the building industry is flat-out with new home constructions, which is the flow on affect from the government’s COVID-19 building stimulus. Building costs have skyrocketed and building timeframes have almost doubled. ...

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Unimproved Value Objections for Unimproved Site Value

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

The Licensed Valuers at Garmony Property Consultants undertake numerous Valuations for the objection of the assessed Unimproved Value which is the basis for Land Tax assessments in Western Australia. If, following our valuation investigation it is decided an objection is warranted, our Licensed Valuers can submit the prescribed objection form as your “Agent” and liaise with the Valuer Generals Office throughout the objection process. Land Tax is an annual tax, based on a rate in the dollar of the Unimproved Value (UV) of the land, assessed by the Valuer Generals Office at Landgate.  Under the Valuation of Land Act 1978, “Any ...

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Development Site Feasibility Analysis

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Our licensed valuers and property valuation consultants often assist clients with development site feasibility analysis to determine what a potential purchaser could afford to pay for a site that has development potential.  The property valuer’s feasibility analysis can also determine if a project is economically viable. The valuers analyse and interpret the market sales evidence, review other consultants town planning and engineering cost advice and prepare a Hypothetical analysis or Discounted Cash Flow approach to determine the highest and best use Market Value.  This method of analysis, along with the comparable sales method, provides owners or potential purchasers with an accurate, ...

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Expert Witness Valuations

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Garmony Property Consultants Licensed Valuers have extensive experience in preparing Expert Witness Valuations for numerous Western Australian Court and Strata Administrative Tribunal matters for Land Compensation, Litigation, Strata Title issues, Family Court matters and Rental Valuation disputes. As an expert witness, our licensed valuers have provided detailed critiques and forensic expert witness valuation reviews for our clients’ complex property matters.  Garmony Property Consultant’s experience and understanding of the court process, eye for detail and broad knowledge of valuation methodologies and industry practices for a wide range of property types, enables us to assist our clients with their litigation proceedings. For more ...

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Unimproved Value Objections for Land Tax Assessments

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

The Department of Finance – Office of State Revenue’s Land Tax notices are being delivered to landowners. The Government has not altered rate in the dollar amount for the calculation of Land Tax payments based on the assessed Unimproved Land Value. Landowners often question the amount of Rates that are required to be paid. In most circumstances, commercial property landowners pass the cost of Land Tax onto tenants, who then dispute the amount of rates to be paid. Only the Unimproved Value or UV can be objected to. Not the rate in the dollar. This requires an Unimproved Value Objections ...

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