Can a maintenance repair be a cost to me?

"Can a maintenance repair be a cost to me as the tenant?" Tenant, WA We asked managing director/licensee at Investors Edge Real Estate, Jarrad Mahon for his advice. "If...

Who is responsible for maintaining gardens?

"I've just moved into a unit in Melbourne. Who needs to maintain the gardens? How do I know?" (Tenant, VIC) Living in a rental property...

Can I request repairs or an update to my kitchen?

"I have been a tenant in my current rental for 10 years. The home is 30-40 years old and the kitchen shows it -...

My home doesn’t have a lock. What do I do?

“If the property I’m renting doesn’t have a door lock, what should I do?” – Tenant, NSW We asked LJ Hooker Gosford Business Development Manager, Madeleine...

Gas heaters and fireplace repair: Who is responsible?

 “Regarding gas heaters and fireplace repair: Who is actually responsible for the maintenance of these in my rental?" - Jane We asked Professionals Lithgow Licensee, Tina Case for her...

Who is responsible for lightbulbs? Renters or landlords?

"As a tenant in SA, what happens when my lightbulbs stop working at home?" (Tenant, SA) Lights and your rental We asked Adriana at DIY Property Management for her advice: "In...

Why won’t my agent / landlord do any maintenance on my property?

"The real estate agent I'm renting through won't do any maintenance on the property I'm in. What do I do?" We asked Property Manager with...

Do I need to be home to receive a tradesperson for repairs?

Reader Question "I am waiting on outstanding repairs. Who needs to be home to receive the tradesperson? Should my agent be able to do this?"...

My agent won’t follow up the owner on repairs: Why?

Reader Question “My property manager returned a routine inspection report to me in August and requested I send in photos of the dust I’ve removed...

Should my landlord / agent fix my phone line?

"If a phone line exists in a property when I move in, but doesn’t work, should that be an issue my agent/the owner will...