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...

Will my scuffed skirting boards class as fair wear and tear?

"Does my agent understand that things like skirting boards in my rental will get scuffed and have dents in them at the end of...

Are landlords or tenants responsible for faulty power points?

"There is a faulty power point in my kitchen. My real estate agent says I (the tenant) am responsible for its replacement. Is this...

Are landlords or tenants responsible for plumbing maintenance?

Rental properties require a lot of maintenance to ensure they remain fit to reside in. Both the landlord and the tenant have a responsibility...

Who is responsible for cleaning gutters? Landlords or tenants?

"Whose responsibility is it to clean the gutters at your property? The tenant or the landlord, and why?" Tenant, WA We asked Property Exchange Department...

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...