Why does the agent inspect when I’m not home?

"Why do some agents get to do inspections when tenants are at work and can’t attend?" We asked Jarrad Mahon for his advice.

Can my agent bring people through my rental when I’m not home?

"I have given notice to end my tenancy. Now that this has occurred, do I have to allow an agent to bring prospective tenants...

What can I do with leftover paint from the previous tenant?

Reader Question:  "In my current rental, the previous renter left 8 large cans of toxic paint. I’ve asked the real estate agent to remove the...

Are people without a rental history victimised?

"It feels like people without a rental history are victimised. Surely the most important thing is a person’s credit history?" – Dave

My rental is not separately metered. What do I do?

“I live at a property where the owner occupies upstairs but doesn't stay there often. We're virtually borders living downstairs. The owner has not...

Can I stop my neighbours smoking outside their apartment?

"How can I stop my neighbours smoking? Is there any legislation around this?"  Feature agent: Jarrad Mahon, Managing Director/Licensee at Investors Edge Real Estate. See the rental property listings Investors Edge...

How to negotiate a longer rental property lease

"How do I negotiate a longer lease with my property manager?" Tenant, NSW

What happens if domestic violence occurs in my rental?

"What do I need to know if domestic violence occurs in my rental property?" Tenant, NSW This update comes from Fair Trading NSW. -Important- If there is...

Can I attach a fixture or make alterations in my property?

"Can I attach a fixture or make alterations in my property? How do I know what's allowed and what's not?" Tenant, NSW Feature agent: Madeleine Smith, New...

I should be on a fixed lease but I’m on periodic

Reader Question "I’ve been in my current rental for 4 years. Initially, I had a 2-year lease and asked to renew it. However, the property...

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