My agent does not return calls or messages. Is this normal?

"My agent does not return calls or messages. Is this normal behaviour? What can I do to get a response from them in the future?" - Peter 

When is a good time to negotiate a rent reduction?

"My landlord has decided as of 2 months ago, to self-manage the house I am renting. I have a 12-month lease. As he is...

Alarm systems: Who should pay to keep my property safe?

Reader Question  "Who should pay if the tenant feels an alarm system is required?" – Dallas (WA) Who should pay for my security?  The ship may have...

Inspection frequency: Will my landlord be flexible?

"If you have proved yourself to be a good tenant who looks after the rental property, is there any chance the frequency of rental inspections...

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...

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...

What can I do about my neighbour’s noisy dogs around my rental?

"There’s a noisy little dog barking all night next door. What should I do about it?"

My landlord is interfering with my privacy. What can I do?

"The owner comes to our door unannounced every time and even walked straight in last week. Do I have grounds for breaking this lease?...

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...

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...

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