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...

If I break my lease, do I continuing paying the rent?

"If I break my lease in New South Wales around 6 months earlier than the official fixed-term ends, would I be responsible for paying...

Who is responsible for pest control, landlords or tenants?

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...

I found some disturbed asbestos. What do I do?

"I think there's some disturbed asbestos in my Brisbane property. What should I tell/provide my landlord/agent with to get this looked at?" (Tenant, QLD) We...

My neighbour is a chronic smoker and I can’t enjoy the fresh air

"Is there a tenancy law in NSW that covers the air pollution from my neighbour’s smoking? The smoke blows from next door into my...

Can I negotiate the rent on my lease agreement?

“Is it possible to negotiate rent with the real estate agents/owners? e.g. Secure a residential rental property for 3 years with a guaranteed 3%...

Minor repairs on my rental: What can I do?

"Can I do minor repairs on my rental? If so, what sort of minor repairs am I allowed to do? Do I have to...

Who’s responsible for the TV antenna in my rental if reception is poor?

"Who is responsible for the TV antenna in my rental if the reception is poor, or simply not working at all?" – Jo (NSW) Where...

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

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

Why are my applications always rejected?

"Why do I keep getting rejected by every real estate agent when I apply for a rental property?" Property Manager with Harcourts Integrity, Sarah Bahn...