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Carolyn Parrella from Terri Scheer Insurance

Carolyn Parrella
Carolyn Parrella joined Australia's leading landlord insurance specialists, Terri Scheer Insurance, in 2004 and was appointed Executive Manager in 2009.
Carolyn oversees all operations within business, which aims to protect landlords against the risks associated with owning a rental property. These include malicious damage by tenants, accidental damage, legal liability for occurrences on the property that cause death or bodily injury, and loss of rental income as a result of damage to a property or a tenant absconding.
As a South-Australian based national insurance firm, Terri Scheer Insurance is the only company in Australia to specialise solely in landlord insurance.
Carolyn also owns two investment properties.

For further information, visit or call 1800 804 016. 
  • 03 Apr 2014
    Attracting the right tenant

    A tenant can make or break a landlord’s experience of owning a rental property. Attracting good tenants and keeping them happy is one of the best investments a landlord can make.

  • 04 Mar 2014
    What To Do If Tenant Falls Behind in Rent

    My tenant has fallen behind in rent, what should I do and how can I prevent this from happening in the future?

  • 05 Feb 2014
    What to do with properties after Drug Bust

    Rental properties can be targeted by people looking to manufacture drugs. Illegal drug manufacturing can cause considerable damage to rental properties and cost the landlord thousands of dollars in repairs and subsequent lost rent.

  • 15 Jan 2014
    What To Do When A Tenant Abandons Goods

    I am a landlord and my tenants moved out recently but left behind some of their belongings. What should I do?

  • 05 Dec 2013
    How to Protect Your Property Investment

    I'm new to property investing. How do I protect my valuable asset and what should be part of my risk management plan?

  • 07 Nov 2013
    Holiday Rentals

    Question: I'm thinking about turning my holiday home into a short-stay rental this summer but I'm worried careless holiday makers will destroy it. How can I reduce the risk of damage to my investment property?

  • 08 Oct 2013
    Should I make my rental property pet-friendly?

    Australia is a nation of pet lovers. Unfortunately however, many landlords don't allow pets to be housed at their rental properties. This means that a large number of renters with pets find it extremely hard to locate a suitable home.

  • 05 Sep 2013
    My tenants haven't paid their rent and won't leave! What should I do?

    It's every landlord's worst nightmare - a tenant who hasn't paid rent for weeks and won't vacate the property. Landlords in this situation not only stand to lose out on rental income, but they also may not be able to access their property o ...

  • 07 Aug 2013
    How to Conduct Property Inspections

    While property inspections may seem like a daunting task for first-time landlords, making them a priority can help to protect your investment and ensure it remains profitable.

  • 31 Jul 2013
    5 Financial Traps to Avoid

    Many landlords purchase investment properties to secure their financial futures. However, they may be at risk of losing that security if they fail to adequately protect their properties. Every property investor should aim to steer clear ...

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