I’ve lost power in my rental, what now?

Reader Question:  "What do I need to do when I lose power to my rental property?" Power out We asked Director at Response Fire and Electrical Services,...

The property owner lives overseas – what do I do about repairs?

Reader Question:  "I am renting a house through an agent and have done so for the last four years.  I am happy with the agent...

Can I create a Renter Resume if I’ve never rented before?

"Can I create a Renter Resume if I've never rented before?" You aren't required to have rented anywhere before to create a Renter Resume. It’s more...

Should my landlord have spare keys to enter my rental?

Reader Question:  “When renting a property privately from a landlord, should he/she have spare keys to enter when the tenant is away from the property?"...

Can an agent charge for overdue rent payments?

Reader Question:  "Can my agent charge me $39 per day for overdue rent? Is there meant to be a charge? If so, is it standardised...

I had to default on a rental property, can I still rent?

Reader Question:  "Three years ago, I had to default on a rental property, but I have paid the balance in full. Can I still rent...

How long should I need to wait for oven repairs?

Reader Question:  "Our oven has stopped working. We keep being told the agent is waiting on the landlord to get back to us. How long...

I’ve been blacklisted, will I be able to rent again?

Reader Question:  "I've been blacklisted as a renter. Is there any way I will be able to rent again?  How does this work?" - Lindelle Lindelle,...

How do I submit a winning application? I don’t want to miss out

Reader Question:  "What should I do to submit a winning application for the property I'm applying for? I've applied for one, which I thought I...

There are two people on my lease. Should we both get keys?

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...