Reader Question: “I’m renting privately in NSW. What can I expect from a routine inspection? Does my landlord have the right to look through my cupboards and drawers? How far is too far? - Caroline (NSW) When it comes to your...
Reader Question "What action will my property manager take if I fall behind in rent?" We asked Operations Manager at Melbourne Property Managers, Sarah Martin for her advice: "Individual real estate agencies across Australia will have different practices and procedures," Sarah said. "Most...
While the occasional late rent payment is unlikely to earn you a listing on a tenancy database, consistently late payments might. Many Australian tenants live in fear of being placed on a national database of tenants that potential landlords...
Reader Question:  “How long do you have to be employed before most property managers/owners will consider an application?" – Paula (QLD) We asked director/licensee at Homes4U, Mareea Wilkinson for her advice on this question: Mareea said there's no one blanket answer to...
The term 'pest control' covers a number of types of animal infestations and outbreaks. Pests and vermin may become evident in rental properties at some stage during a tenancy. But who is responsible for managing pest control? Pest control can include: Fleas Cockroaches ...
Reader Question "Does paying rent on time for a few years without missing a payment give you a good credit rating for the bank for future home loans?"– Sharon Are you paying rent on time? We asked Property Manager with Harcourts Integrity, Kim-Anh...
Reader Question:  "How can I apply for a rental without viewing it? Is that possible? I work full time and can’t make viewings during the day" – Catherine Do you want to apply for a rental without viewing it first? Catherine,...
Reader Question:  "Do agents have the right to ask for bank statements during the application process?" – Serpil  The tenancy application process is key to securing your new rental, so we asked Training and Development Manager at Professionals, Jenni Wood for an...
Reader question: "Am I entitled to a small rent discount from the owner / agent in rent if I pay a whole month of rent in advance during my tenancy? Or can I at least ask?" – Lisa (NSW) Am I...
Reader Question:  "If there are two people on a lease, should they both get keys to the house without having to pay for a second one?" – Hannah Hannah, we asked Senior Property Manager at Nicholas Lynch Rentals, Heidi Sparks whether both parties...