Reader question: What can I do about noisy dogs?

Reader Question:  "There’s a noisy little dog barking all night next door, and the owners regularly have domestics. All of these incidents forced us to...

Can the agent get me in touch with previous tenants?

Reader question: "Are real estate agents able to get me in touch with previous tenants so I can hear first-hand experience about the house I’m...

Who is responsible for draining the pool / acid washes?

"I’ve been renting my property with a pool for 3 years. This week, the pool man told me the pool needs to be drained...

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...

Do I have to repair my broken towel rail?

Reader Question "The towel rail in my bathroom has broken out of the plaster. I noticed that there is no timber behind the plaster to...

RentBond support: Repayment FAQs

Looking for help getting started with RentBond?  If none of the following Repayment FAQs answer your question, simply get in touch with Rent.com.au by calling...

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...

How soon can I start advertising my property after a vacate notice?

“If a tenant chooses not to renew their lease, can I start advertising my property immediately to ensure there is no loss in rental...

Do I need permission to redecorate if it’s at my own expense?

Reader question "I’m renting an apartment in NSW. Because I’m on the lease, am I able to redecorate it at my own expense, or do...

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...