What do you do if the landlord is keeping hold of your rental bond?

"My landlord is keeping hold of my bond for a mark on the carpet that was there before I moved in." We asked Lisa Kerr for her advice.

My neighbour smokes on his balcony in NSW. Can I take action?

"I live in a strata building. My neighbour smokes on his balcony, right outside my window." We asked Tina Case for her advice.

Important questions to ask your landlord or property manager

Unsplash/NeONBRAND Understanding the details of your lease agreement is critical because your tenancy agreement is a legally binding contract. Before...

No income and no history: Can I still rent a property?

“How can I rent with no rental history, no credit history and no income? Is there a way around it?"– Felicity Aimee, we spoke to...

Whose name needs to go on the lease?

"When I apply for a property in NSW, should I just put my name on the lease? Or do all people who live in...

My rental is for sale. What happens with viewings?

“I’ve just found out that my rental in NSW is up for sale. What will happen with viewings?” – Tenant, NSW Feature agent: Madeleine Smith, New Client...

Demolition is taking place next door and I wasn’t notified

"There is demolition happening right next door to my rental, which I wasn’t told about during the first inspection. I’ve asked my landlord about...

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

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

Rental applications: How long before I’m approved?

"How long should it take to have a rental application approved or processed? When is an acceptable time to follow-up on the property?"

Mould in rental properties – Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

Whether you rent or own your property, it's not uncommon to encounter a mould issue at some stage during the year if conditions become damp.

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