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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Do I have to repair my broken towel rail?

Reader Question "The towel rail in my bathroom has broken out of the plaster. I noticed that there is no timber behind the plaster to...

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 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...

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...