Tenancy questions

Why are my rental applications being rejected?

"I've been applying for properties, but I'm having no luck. Why do I keep getting rejected?"

Inspections: Can my landlord or property manager take photos of my home?

Has a property manager indicated they need to take photos of your home at your next inspection? There are good reasons this could happen, but you may be able to object to some photos being taken.
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I’m on a periodic lease, do I need to give one months’ notice?

“I’m on a month-by-month periodic lease in Victoria. Do I have to give a months' notice from...

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

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

I’ve been blacklisted, will I be able to rent again?

"I've been blacklisted as a renter. Will be able to rent again?" We asked Debbie Palmer for her advice.

Change of mind – can I get out of my lease agreement?

“I’ve paid the bond and signed the contract for my rental. But I’ve changed my mind." We asked Jenni Hansen for her advice.

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

“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 of...

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...

How do I add someone to my rental property lease?

Unsplash/Alysa Bajenaru. "I've been on a fixed-term lease for two months and would like a friend to move...

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