What are all the charges?
At the end of a month you will receive a month end report and a statement. On the statement there are a number of charges that you may not be aware of. Some of these are as follows.
Consumables consist of soap, shampoo, conditioner, spa gel, coffee, tea, sugar, milk, toilet paper, tissues, washing powder, dishwashing liquid, dish cloths etc. The accommodation requires this in order to gain its 4 star plus status from AAA.
Linen is bed sheets, towels, hand towels, face cloths & tea towels. Forte properties get their linen from professional linen services to ensure the best quality cleanliness and crispness for our guests. This is charged out at what it costs for the property to hire it in.
Forte property owners are given their own individual accounts where all income and expenditure can be seen clearly. Each trust account is annually audited by REBA (Real Estate Board of Australia) this ensures that each individual trust is handled correctly and professionally. A fee for this service is charged to the owner to ensure that their investment is run to the highest standard.
Commissions are % revenue taken from sources such as Visitor Centres, PCO’s, Websites, Travel agents and wholesalers. Commision varies from 10% to 25% and is payment for these businesses who send people to the properties. All commissions are tax deductible to owners.