Repairs & maintenance

I found some disturbed asbestos. What do I do?

"I think there's some disturbed asbestos in my Brisbane property. What should I tell/provide my landlord/agent with to get this looked at?" (Tenant, QLD) We...

Minor repairs on my rental: What can I do?

"Can I do minor repairs on my rental? If so, what sort of repairs am I allowed to do?" We asked Mareea Wilkinson for her advice.

Who’s responsible for the TV antenna in my rental if reception is poor?

"Who is responsible for the TV antenna in my rental if the reception is poor, or simply not working at all?" – Jo (NSW) Where...

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...

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?

"There is electrical wiring left exposed over the patio gutters. What can I do about this?" We asked Penelope Valentine for her advice.

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