Greville Pabst, executive chairman of WBP Property Group and judge on TV show The Block, says it’s important to know your demographic and what is now expected as standard in most properties.

“So often the floor plan doesn’t work, it’s not functional and that really impacts whether the property is going to be sold or which tenant wants to rent it.”

Common problems include not placing the living and kitchen areas – where people spend the most time – on the northern side of the building that gets the sun, having the kitchen tucked away in a separate room, or having a bathroom that comes off the kitchen, not the hallway.

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