What happens to mail addressed to me?

Reader Question "What happens to any mail that comes addressed to me at the property?" We asked Managing Director at Murray Property, Michael Murray, for his...

My tenant has painted without permission

Reader Question "My property manager has just completed a routine inspection at a property I own. The tenant has painted a wall and fixed some...

How can I protect my property while allowing pets?

Reader Question: “I would like to offer my apartment as a pet-friendly rental, but I have concerns about the potential damages that pets can cause....

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

Reader Question:  "Tenants applied for our rental in Dec 2016 with no listed pets on the rental form, but now have a kitten. How do we...

What if I want a higher than recommended rent for my property?

Reader Question "What should I do if I want a rent amount for my property that’s higher than the agent has recommended?" – Sarah We asked...

What should I do with a tenant’s leftover belongings?

Reader Question: "I’m a landlord and have just had my property vacated. The tenants still have leftover belongings in the property. What are my rights...

Can I ask for a higher rent if my property is furnished?

Reader Question:  "Based on your experience, roughly how much extra could I collect in rent if the property is furnished?"  So, what if my property is...

How do I collect a pet bond from my tenant?

Did you know that landlords in most Australian states (with the exception of Western Australia) are not allowed to charge a pet bond? But...

Should landlords change the locks between tenants?

Is changing the locks an unreasonable task or a necessary safety precaution? With many tenants potentially cutting multiple sets of keys to give to partners...

How much rent is right for my investment property?

How do you set the right rental price for your property? It can be tempting to set the price for your rental property at your...