I can’t pay my arrears in one payment. What should I do?

"What can I do if I fall into rent arrears and I’m not able to pay the arrears in one payment?" Tenant, NSW We asked...

My agent sent me a non payment termination notice – what now?

"I am (admittedly) somewhat behind on my rent, and my agent has issued me with a non-payment termination notice. I haven’t even been asked...

Can a low-income earner qualify for a rental?

"How does a low-income earner qualify for a rental property?" – Gloria Gloria, we asked Senior Property Manager at Nicholas Lynch Rentals, Heidi Sparks for...

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,...

How does a rent reduction work in the NT?

"How does a rent reduction work for tenants in the Northern Territory?" Tenant, NT We asked Ray White Darwin Business Development Manager, Kate Nolan for her advice. Kate said that...

Rental ledger – Am I entitled to ask to see it?

"My agent says they're not required to supply me with receipt of my payments. Is that true?" We asked Heidi Sparks for her advice.

Can I improve my credit rating by paying rent on time?

"Does paying rent on time for a few years without missing a payment give you a good credit rating for the bank for future...

Will my bond have to cover wear and tear on my carpet?

"I have some wear and tear on my carpet and my vacate date is coming up. Will money have to be taken out of...

Can my landlord increase my rent to cover repair costs?

"Is my landlord allowed to raise my rent during my lease agreement to cover the cost of an essential repair?" We asked Nancy Viera for her advice.

I’ve paid my debt, will this clear my name on the tenancy database?

"I broke a lease early awhile ago and owed the landlord/agent money, which meant my name went on a tenancy database. I want to...

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