As a tenant, do I have to pay for water use?

Reader Question:  "Do tenants have to pay for water use at their rental property? How does that work?" Should you pay for water use? We asked director/licensee...

Is there a set vacate notice period in QLD?

"Is there a set required vacate notice period in Queensland as some real estate agents say it is 2 months and some say 1...

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...

Can I break my lease because my neighbour plays his drums too loud?

"I want to leave my property because my neighbour plays his music really loud." We asked Sophie Lyon for her advice.

How much notice should I be given for an inspection?

“As a tenant in NSW, how much notice should my property manager give me before a routine inspection? I received a letter two weeks...

Can I negotiate the rent on my lease agreement?

Principal at Ray White South Perth, Lisa Kerr offers advice on whether to negotiate rent with your landlord or property manager.

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.

Does a fixed-term lease automatically renew to a periodic?

"Will my fixed-term lease automatically renew on a month-to-month basis if I don’t renew my lease contract before it expires? If so, how much...

Will I be accepted for a property if I only have one income?

"My partner and I need to move soon, but at the moment my partner doesn’t have an income. Will we have trouble finding a...

What is a Notice to Remedy Breach? What do I need to do?

"My property manager has sent me a Notice to Remedy Breach. What does this mean and what do I need to do next?" Tenant,...

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