Cyclone hits rental property

Preliminary indications suggest Queensland’s rental market has endured significant damage at the hands of Cyclone Yasi.

“Ray White Tully Heads has around 21 rentals with major damage and a further 19 with less severe damage,” Ray White deputy chairman Sam White said.

“Ray White Port Hinchinbrook has around 70 boats with significant damage and Ray White Cardwell, north of Ingham, has around 60 properties with major damage and around 150 with minor through to more serious damage.”

Mr White said the group was still not entirely certain of the full extent of damage caused to properties as a result of the natural disaster.

“Dick Williams at Ray White Mission Beach reported damage to 22 properties under their management but still hasn’t been able to access his office premise.

“Marie Hubert of Ray White Ingham has reported that one of her managements at Forest Beach has been completely blown away – fortunately she evacuated the elderly residents yesterday."

Despite the disaster, Mr White said the human spirit was unfaultable, with many Queenslanders pitching in where they can to help repair the worst affected towns.

“The strength of character and the leadership shown by our North Queensland people is extraordinary and something we are all very proud of,” Mr White said.

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