If there is violence in your home - no matter whether you rent or own - contact the police or advice service. Here's what else to do.
As a tenant, you are responsible for any rent payable under your residential tenancy agreement, unless you and your landlord agree otherwise.
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 manager never followed up, despite the fact I requested this in writing and over the...
Reader Question “I don't think the condition report I've been given at the beginning of my tenancy is accurate. What should I do?" – Helen We asked Principal/Business Manager at Ray White Leading Edge, Tricia Gilbert for her advice. "You have 7 days from...
"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 it, and he advised that he didn’t know about it. How should I proceed?” -...
"I left some items behind at my rental when I vacated in July. Am I entitled to the return of my goods? Should I ask my previous property manager for help?" - Tenant, NSW We asked Managing Director at Murray...
"I locked myself out of my apartment. Should my agent have an after-hours number to call for help (at an expected cost) or was it right for them to tell me to call a locksmith because it was a...
Reader Question:  "As a tenant, do I have the right to know how long the owner wants a tenant - i.e. for the short-term / long-term?" – Joanne How long the owner wants a tenant - should you be told? Tenancy duration...
Reader Question:  "Is an agent responsible for cleaning the unit balconies and glass and making sure lights are working before a new tenant moves in?" – Mary Feature agent: Madeleine Smith, New Client Relations Manager at Raine & Horne Terrigal – Avoca Beach. See...
"If I break my lease in New South Wales around 6 months earlier than the official fixed-term ends, would I be responsible for paying for rent for the remaining six months of the agreement if no tenant can be...

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