Reader Questions

Reader Questions

Applications: How long before I am approved for a property?

"How long should it take to have an application approved/processed? I don't want to be a hassle to the agent and contact them for...

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...

Why are my applications always rejected?

"Why do I keep getting rejected by every real estate agent when I apply for a rental property?" Property Manager with Harcourts Integrity, Sarah Bahn...

Can my real estate agent ask for bank statements when I apply?

"Do agents have the right to ask for bank statements during the application process?"  The tenancy application process is key to securing your new rental,...

How long should it take to have my bond returned?

“How long should it take to have my bond returned?" - Matt (WA) We asked Principal/Business Manager at Ray White Leading Edge, Tricia Gilbert for her advice...

Should my landlord have spare keys to enter my rental?

“When renting a property privately from a landlord, should he/she have spare keys to enter when the tenant is away from the property?" –...

Can I improve my credit rating by paying rent on time?

"Does paying rent on time for a few years without missing a payment give you a good credit rating for the bank for future...

Periodic agreements: How does this change my lease?

"Can you explain how an agreement can become a periodic agreement?" – Peter How exactly do periodic agreements work? We asked Business Development Manager at Absolute...

Why won’t my agent / landlord do any maintenance on my property?

"The real estate agent I'm renting through won't do any maintenance on the property I'm in. What do I do?" We asked Property Manager with...

I’m on a periodic lease, do I need to give one months’ notice?

“I’m on a month-by-month periodic lease in Melbourne, Victoria. Do I have to give a months' notice from the date that I pay my...

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