My tenant cut down my tree. Can I ask for compensation?

"My tenant has cut down a large tree on my property. It was a key feature of the backyard, offered privacy and was the...

Should I include carpet cleaning as a special term?

"As a property owner, should I include carpet cleaning under special terms in my tenancy agreement to ensure the rental property is up to...

My tenant is vacating earlier than the notice date

"My tenant's lease is expiring on May 10, but I need the property back vacant by June 29. My property management agreement contract requires...
Address

Do I have to notify the tenant if my address changes?

"I have changed my address and it is now different to the one specified in my tenant’s tenancy agreement. Do I have to notify...

What is stamp duty and how does it work?

"What is stamp duty and how does it work in New South Wales?" Owner, NSW We asked Brighter Finance Director, Marcus Roberts for his advice. "Stamp...

Is it worth fixing my current loan to protect me from rate rises?

"Interest rates haven’t moved for a long time, but is it worth fixing some or all of my current loan to protect me from...

Can I attend the routine inspection with my agent and talk to the tenant?

"My property is managed by an agent. Am I entitled to attend the routine inspection with the agent and chat to the tenant if...

Why will my property manager communicate with me?

"What are the main reasons my property manager will need to communicate with me and what form will that typically take?" Owner, WA We asked...
eviction

Evicting a tenant: What can we do?

"We have a tenant in our flat who signed a short-term four-week lease. Two weeks in, we've realised they're dishonest and there's suspicious activity happening. We...

Do I need to arrange maintenance, or will the agent do that for me?

"My property is being managed by an agent. Do I need to arrange maintenance to the property myself?" (Owner, NSW) We asked LJ Hooker Gosford Business Development...