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...

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...

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?"...