As a tenant, am I responsible for painting or renovation costs?

"As a tenant, is there any situation where I would be required to pay for painting and/or renovation to be done on my rental?...

Should I expect my rent to increase every year I renew my lease?

"Should I expect the rent to go up every year that I renew my lease?" Tenant, NSW We asked MMJ Real Estate Dapto Property Manager, Laura McDiarmid for her...

Can my real estate agent ask for bank statements when I apply?

"Do agents have the right to ask for bank statements during the application process?"  The tenancy application process is key to securing your new rental,...

What happens if domestic violence occurs in my rental?

"What do I need to know if domestic violence occurs in my rental property?" Tenant, NSW This update comes from Fair Trading NSW. -Important- If there is...

Who is responsible for emergency repairs?

"What are my rights when it comes to emergency repairs in my rental property?" Tenant, QLD This update comes from the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA), a...

Locked out: Should my agent have an after-hours number?

"I locked myself out of my apartment. Should my agent have an after-hours number to call for help (at an expected cost) or was...

Who is responsible for exposed wiring? Is it legal?

"In my rental, there is electrical wiring left exposed over the patio gutters, the eave and patio and back to the eave (black/red/green/yellow wires...

Can I stop paying rent until a repair is done?

"Can I stop paying rent for a time until a repair is made on something that is affecting my safety/health (i.e. asbestos in the...

Can I end my tenancy if no repairs are actioned?

"I have leaking taps and mildew under my kitchen sink. I filled out a maintenance request form two months ago, but to date, no...

Will my fixed-term lease automatically renew to a periodic?

"Will my fixed-term lease automatically renew on a month-to-month basis if I don’t renew my lease contract before it expires? If so, how much...