What could get me blacklisted on a rental tenancy database?

While the occasional late rent payment is unlikely to earn you a listing on a tenancy database, consistently late payments might. Many Australian tenants...

Tenants urged lock up their rental properties over summer

With the festive season comes an influx of new (and often expensive) presents lying around often empty houses, creating a key opportunity for opportunistic...

9 New Year’s ‘home’ resolutions to tackle in 2019

With the festive season well underway, promises and resolutions for 2019 abound. Commitments to exercise aside, here's the top-9 list of what you should...

8 easy ways to rethink your spending habits

Most of us have, in some way, tried to rein in our spending habits, live more frugally and do with less. Why should you...

How often can my landlord increase the rental price?

Renting a property is no doubt expensive, but costs can become unmanageable when the rent you pay is continually increased by the Landlord. Guest post...

Asking for a rent reduction on your lease

If you’re paying the same rent as you were 12 months ago, you might be spending too much. Back yourself up The best way to ask...

Are landlords or tenants responsible for plumbing maintenance?

Rental properties require a lot of maintenance to ensure they remain fit to reside in. Both the landlord and the tenant have a responsibility...

8 simple tips to help reduce your utility bills

Looking to cut your costs? Use these handy tips to save money on your utility bills throughout the year. 1. Unplug appliances and electronics Appliances are...

Could your rental be making you sick this winter?

Heavy rainfall, cold temperatures and heaters, combined with poor ventilation create ideal conditions for mould issues in your rental property and the potential to make...

What changes can I make to my rental property?

You might be busting to make some changes to your property, but you're renting and wondering what your options are in Australia. The answer, unfortunately,...