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Do I need to be home to receive a tradesperson for repairs?

Reader Question "I am waiting on outstanding repairs. Who needs to be home to receive the...

My tenant has not listed pets on the lease, but now has a kitten

"Tenants applied for our rental with no listed pets on the agreement, but they now have a kitten." We asked Jarrad Mahon for his advice.

Can a landlord claim a tenant fixture as his property?

Reader Question “Can a landlord claim a tenant fixture as his property when the lease expires...

Can a low-income earner qualify for a rental?

"How does a low-income earner qualify for a rental property?" – Gloria Gloria, we asked Senior...

Can my landlord increase my rent to cover repair costs?

"Is my landlord allowed to raise my rent during my lease agreement to cover the cost of an essential repair?" We asked Nancy Viera for her advice.

Screens on doors – What do owners provide?

"Do property owners have to provide screens on doors?" We asked Mareea Wilksinson for her advice.

Pest control at home

Pest control - who is responsible for pest control in Australian tenancies?

Pest control – Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

A pest infestation in a rental property can cause problems for both tenants and landlords - especially when pest control is required to manage the situation.

Rats in your rental: Responsibility and treatment

Rats can be a persistent pest once they're in your home and can quickly spread...

Cockroaches in your rental: Responsibility and treatment

Cockroaches can cause major issues for tenants and landlords in rental properties. While they're usually...

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Rent.com.au rental market snapshot: June 2020

Rent.com.au has released its report for June 2020, based on property leasing data. The report illustrates the shift in rental prices and affordability.

Renting with pets

5 reasons hiding a pet from your landlord is a really bad idea

As a pet lover, it can be very tempting to sneak Fluffy into your rental,...

Pet Resume – Create one with your next rental application

Have you had trouble finding a pet-friendly rental property? Pet Resume can help you (and...
6 stylish houseplants that are safe for cats and dogs

6 stylish houseplants that are safe for cats and dogs

If you plan to have pets and indulge your penchant for greenery in your new...

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Rental ledger – Why you should ask for a copy

A rental ledger (or tenant ledger) that shows your rent has been paid on time is one of the more valuable things you can have at the end of your tenancy. 

Moving tips

Rental Ledger - Why It's Worth Asking For A Copy From Your Landlord or Property Manager

Rental ledger – Why you should ask for a copy

A rental ledger (or tenant ledger) that shows your rent has been paid on time is one of the more valuable things you can have at the end of your tenancy. 
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Breaking your rental lease: What you need to know

Whatever your reason, it might be time to move on from your current rental property...

New interest-free option for RentBond

If you need a short-term loan while you wait for your bond refund, RentBond is now completely free when you pay it back within 21 days.

Home and living

Luxury uncovered: Rent.com.au’s Amazing Aussie Rentals

Rent.com.au is packed with amazing rental properties. Every week, we shortlist the best luxury rental options available on the Australian rental market - with many...
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