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...

How much do you know about your tenancy history?

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Will my fixed-term lease automatically renew to a periodic?

"Will my fixed-term lease automatically renew on a month-to-month basis if I don’t renew my lease contract before it expires? If so, how much...

My neighbour smokes on his balcony in NSW. Can I take action?

Reader question "I live in a strata building. My neighbour smokes on his balcony, which is right outside my bedroom window. Can I take any...

Must I be present for property viewings in QLD?

Reader Question “Is it true that you must be present for property viewings in Queensland? I am moving to Bundaberg in October but will not...

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...

Is the owner required to fix my front door lock?

Reader Question: “The front door lock on my rental is dodgy. The key constantly gets stuck and the lock is loose. Despite asking for a...

Who makes the final decision on tenant selection?

"Who makes the final decision on the tenant selection if an owner has their property managed by an agent? Does the Property Manager offer...

There are two people on my lease. Should we both get keys?

"If there are two people on a lease, should they both get keys to the house without having to pay for a second one?"...

Why is water usage free? Is it always free?

Reader Question "Why is water usage free when renting a unit? Is it always free?" – Minnie, NSW Where do I stand on water usage? Minnie, we...

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What should I do with a tenant’s leftover belongings?

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