Can I pay my rent via direct debit on my credit card to avoid...

Reader Question:  “In Sydney, can I pay my rent each week via direct debit on my credit card to avoid bank fees?" – Dianne We asked...

What could get me blacklisted on a rental tenancy database?

While the occasional late rent payment is unlikely to earn you a listing on a tenancy database, consistently late payments might. Many Australian tenants...

Can I ask a student’s parents to be responsible for rent payments?

Reader Question:  "When leasing to university students, is it fair and reasonable to add an addendum to the Tenancy Agreement requesting the students’ parents be...

Can a low-income earner qualify for a rental?

"How does a low-income earner qualify for a rental property?" – Gloria Gloria, we asked Senior Property Manager at Nicholas Lynch Rentals, Heidi Sparks for...

My condition report isn’t accurate. What should I do?

Reader Question “I don't think the condition report I've been given at the beginning of my tenancy is accurate. What should I do?" – Helen We...

What is the best way to ask my agent for a rent reduction?

Reader Question “Given the state of the WA market, I feel like I could be able to ask for a rent reduction on my property....

What if I want a higher than recommended rent for my property?

Reader Question "What should I do if I want a rent amount for my property that’s higher than the agent has recommended?" – Sarah We asked...

How much notice should I be given for an inspection?

“As a tenant in NSW, how much notice should my property manager give me before a routine inspection? I received a letter two weeks...

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...

Can I end my tenancy if no repairs are actioned?

"I have leaking taps and mildew under my kitchen sink. I filled out a maintenance request form two months ago, but to date, no...

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