Who is responsible for draining the pool / acid washes?

"I’ve been renting my property with a pool for 3 years. This week, the pool man told me the pool needs to be drained...

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?...

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...

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...

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...