Who is responsible for pest control, landlords or tenants?

The term 'pest control' covers a number of types of animal infestations and outbreaks. Pests and vermin may become evident in rental properties at some stage during a...

What changes can I make to my rental property?

You might be busting to make some changes to your property, but you're renting and wondering what your options are in Australia. The answer, unfortunately,...

I’ve been blacklisted, will I be able to rent again?

Reader Question:  "I've been blacklisted as a renter. Is there any way I will be able to rent again?  How does this work?" - Lindelle Lindelle,...

How long before my application is approved?

Reader Question "How long should it take to have an application approved / processed? I don't want to be a hassle to the agent and...

Goods left behind: Am I entitled to get them back?

Reader Question "I left some goods behind at my rental when I vacated in July. Am I entitled to the return of my goods? Should...

What happens if I fall behind in rent?

Reader Question "What action will my property manager take if I fall behind in rent?" We asked Operations Manager at Melbourne Property Managers, Sarah Martin for...

What could get me blacklisted on a tenancy database?

While the occasional late rent payment is unlikely to earn you a listing on a tenancy database, consistently late payments might. Many Australian tenants...

How long do I have to be employed before I’m accepted for a rental?

Reader Question:  “How long do you have to be employed before most property managers/owners will consider an application?" – Paula (QLD) We asked director/licensee at Homes4U,...

There are two people on my lease. Should we both get keys?

Reader Question:  "If there are two people on a lease, should they both get keys to the house without having to pay for a second...

How do I complain about my neighbour’s yelling and shouting?

Reader Question "The past week or two there has been a lot of yelling and shouting in the corridors of the apartment building I live...