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...

Does my landlord have the right to look through my cupboards?

Reader Question: “I’m renting privately in NSW. What can I expect from a routine inspection? Does my landlord have the right to look through my...

When is a good time to negotiate a rent reduction?

Reader question:  "My landlord has decided as of 2 months ago, to self-manage the house I am renting. I have a 12-month lease. As he...

Can I apply for a rental without viewing it first?

Reader Question:  "How can I apply for a rental without viewing it? Is that possible? I work full time and can’t make viewings during the...

I want to break lease and I found a new tenant: What do I...

Reader Question “I want to break my lease, but I know someone who wants to take over the lease of my rental property. What should...

I’ve locked myself out of my apartment: What happens?

Reader Question "What happens if I get locked out of my apartment on a weekend?" (Tenant, WA) I've been locked out - what now?  We asked Lisa Kerr,...

Do I need to disclose my disability in my Renter Resume?

Reader Question "I'm applying for a property and want to fill out my Renter Resume to improve my chances. I have fibromyalgia and hope this...

How much notice must I give to renew my lease or vacate?

Reader Question “My 6-month fixed-term lease in Perth is due to expire in December, but my property manager has been emailing me since the beginning...

What can be deducted from my rental bond?

Reader Question "What can be deducted from your bond when you vacate the premises? Are there common issues to keep an eye out for to...

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...