Pest control - who is responsible for pest control in Australian tenancies?

Pest control – Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

A pest infestation in a rental property can cause problems for both tenants and landlords - especially when pest control is required to manage the situation.

Mould in rental properties – Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

Whether you rent or own your property, it's not uncommon to encounter a mould issue at some stage during the year if conditions become...

Can I break my lease because my neighbour plays his drums too loud?

"I want to leave my property because my neighbour plays his music really loud." We asked Sophie Lyon for her advice.

Is a routine inspection a test to see how tidy my house is?

"I get scared at inspection time – is it a test to see how tidy my house is?" We ask Tina Case at Professionals Lithgow for her advice.

RentCheck – Jump the rental application queue

RentCheck can take the stress out of your application, verifying your rental tenancy database record and identification ahead of time to help you jump the queue.

Why are my rental applications always rejected?

"I've been applying for properties, but I'm having no luck. Why do I keep getting rejected by every real estate agent and landlord when I apply for a rental property?"

Can I apply for a rental without viewing it first?

"Is it possible to apply for a rental property without viewing it in person? I work full time and can’t make viewings during the day."

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...

Change of mind – can I get out of my lease agreement?

“I’ve paid the bond and signed the contract for my rental. But I’ve changed my mind." We asked Jenni Hansen for her advice.

Can my property manager take photos of my rental at an inspection?

Has a property manager indicated they need to take photos of your home at your next inspection? There are good reasons this could happen, but you may be able to object to some photos being taken.

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