Repairs & maintenance

Repairs & maintenance

Who is responsible for pool care, landlords or tenants?

Reader Question "In WA, who is required to maintain a swimming pool to a reasonable standard? I was concerned at the state of the pool...

I’ve caused some property damage. What should I do?

Reader Question:  "What should I do if I damage something in the property I'm renting and/or if something in the property falls into disrepair?" -...

I’ve lost power in my rental, what now?

Reader Question:  "What do I need to do when I lose power to my rental property?" Power out We asked Director at Response Fire and Electrical Services,...

The property owner lives overseas – what do I do about repairs?

Reader Question:  "I am renting a house through an agent and have done so for the last four years.  I am happy with the agent...

How long should I need to wait for oven repairs?

Reader Question:  "Our oven has stopped working. We keep being told the agent is waiting on the landlord to get back to us. How long...

Is the owner required to fix my front door lock?

Reader Question: “The front door lock on my rental is dodgy. The key constantly gets stuck and the lock is loose. Despite asking for a...

My rights to see outstanding repairs actioned

"My agent has still not done repairs that were noted in my entry notice. What are my rights to see outstanding repairs actioned ?" Your rights...

Can I insist on agency-preferred tradespeople?

Reader Question:  "My agency has always used its own maintenance men, but the owner has decided to use his ‘friend’ and won’t use the agency-preferred maintenance men. Can...

Screens on doors – What do owners provide?

Reader Question:  "Do property owners have to provide screens on doors?" Screens on doors "Do property owners have to provide screens on doors? Do they have to...

I’m waiting on repairs and maintenance. Why does it take so long?

Reader Question: "Why can it take a landlord so long to issue repairs on my rental property? Is there anything I can do to speed...