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Rooming Houses

Our leading rooming house services cater to all your needs, whether you require a specialist manager for your property or are interested in building or buying a new rooming house. With over a decade of experience managing rooming houses in Victoria, our specialist team is here to serve you.

Rooming House Investment End-to-End Solution

What we offer our clients

The Hopkins Group provides specialised property services for entering the class 1B property space. We assist with goal evaluation, land sourcing, feasibility assessments, connecting you with reliable builders for studio micro-apartments, and property management to help you achieve your objectives.

Initial Consultation

Join us for a 60-minute no-obligation discussion to explore rooming house accommodation returns, understand your financial situation, create a personalised action plan, and answer your questions.

Feasibility & Finance

Get a clear overview of your expected returns and how this investment will work over time. Our in-house mortgage advisers can help finance your project, with access to over 40 different lenders

Site Selection

We’ll compare suitable locations and access overlays, suburb data, and pricing to align with your strategy.


Our team will help you decide on the final design, either from our catalog or customised to suit your project goals. We prioritise maximising the site space while complying with current regulations.


With our strong relationships with experienced builders who consistently deliver excellent rooming house projects, we handle the entire construction process and keep you updated on progress regularly.

Rooming House Management Services

Property Management

In addition to managing standard residential tenancies, The Hopkins Group has a specialised team of rooming house experts who handle multiple tenancies in a single dwelling. Our rooming house property management service includes standard residential services, regular maintenance, record-keeping of essential safety measures, and ongoing cleaning of common areas as required by the occupancy permit. We ensure compliance with the minimum standards outlined by the Residential Tenancies (Rooming House Standards) Regulations 2012.

Leasing & Advertising

We work to minimise vacancy in rooming houses by streamlining the tenant-finding process through our dedicated leasing consultant. They list the property online, conduct open inspections, and perform reference checks to find the best renters. Our properties are advertised on leading real estate platforms, social media platforms, and our own website to increase exposure and attract potential tenants.

Lease Negotiation

Whether it’s signing up new tenants for your rooming house or handling lease renewals, our team ensures a seamless operation. We also proactively advise on rent reviews based on market conditions, supply, and demand.

Ongoing Rental Management

At The Hopkins Group, we professionally manage your rooming house by maintaining open communication with you and your renters. Your dedicated property manager ensures timely rent payments, conducts routine inspections, and handles ongoing maintenance requests while adhering to current legislation.

Routine Property Inspections

At The Hopkins Group, we professionally manage your rooming house by maintaining open communication with you and your renters. Your dedicated property manager ensures timely rent payments, conducts routine inspections, and handles ongoing maintenance requests while adhering to current legislation.

Bill Management

We’ll handle all the paperwork and payment of incoming bills for your investment property. From council rates to emergency services levy, we’ve got you covered and deduct them from your rental payments, saving you the hassle.

Annual Financial Reporting

Our trust accountant takes care of all your finance reporting, providing you with monthly rent statements and an end of year report to make doing your tax a breeze!

NRAS Rental Managers

The Hopkins Group is equipped to manage properties certified under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS), with more than 50 of these properties under active management

Portals for Rental Providers & Renters

Get a comprehensive view of your property portfolio instantly using our Rental Provider Portal. This advanced property management system offers complete transparency for your rental property with a simple click. Renters can also benefit from the portal, accessing features like submitting detailed maintenance requests, tracking existing maintenance items, and viewing their rental ledger, routine inspection reports, and entry notices directly from their smartphones, anytime!

Dispute Resolution including VCAT Representation

With any dispute that would arise concerning your property, whether initiated by the tenant or yourself, we will work with both parties to find a mutually agreeable solution. If the matter progresses to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), our experienced property portfolio managers can represent you as our client.

Service Referrals

In case of a dispute regarding your property, we’ll work with both parties to find a mutually agreeable solution. If it goes to Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), our experienced property managers can represent you as our client.

Suburb Experts

The Hopkins Group is known as experts in Melbourne’s inner urban areas, excelling in property investment advice and management. With a focus on niche portfolios in desirable suburbs, we have in-depth knowledge of local amenities, transport infrastructure, and market rental rates.

Information Memorandum

New Listing - 34 Railway Parade, Seaford VIC 3192

A stunning 9-bedroom established rooming house investment property with high yield potential.

Located in Seaford, it's 4 minutes away from the beach, perfect for both students and single professionals looking for an accommodation that is affordable yet stylish and modern.

Purpose built as a Class 1B investment; some of its key features are:
Large common kitchen and living area3 Parking Spots (1 Disabled)Individual bath & toilet in each roomAirconditioningDeck & Fully FencedShared Laundry
For more information about this property, or to book in a prvate chat/inspection, please contact Brad, our Head of Property Sales.

Before Considering Investing in Class 1B

Class 1B rooming house investment is a form of sophisticated property investment - and it is import to have a deep understanding of the following:
What it isThe different types of Class 1BKey Benefits & LimitationsDetailed Property InformationHistoric Performance / Potential YieldLegislative & Maintenance RequirementsOther Considerations
To help you make an informed decision, we have created an Information Memorandum (IM) for the property.

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The Hopkins Group

Street Address

Level 23, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3001

Postal Address

GPO Box 4347, Melbourne, VIC 3001

Office Hours

8:30am - 5:00pmMonday - Friday (after hours by appointment)
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