Rats in your rental: Responsibility and treatment

Rats can be a persistent pest once they're in your home and can quickly spread diseases and cause damage. If you think you might...

Ants in your rental: Responsibility and treatment

Ant control is not always as simple as it seems. They're small and come in large numbers which can make controlling them an ongoing...

Termites in your rental: Responsibility and treatment

Heard something tapping at night? Or has the skirting board collapsed in your bedroom? You might have a termite problem in your rental. Know your...
Bed Bug

Bed bugs in your rental: Responsibility and treatment

Whether they're in your home or your hotel, bed bugs are a seriously unwanted pest. Early detection is important to ensure the bugs do...

Cockroaches in your rental: Responsibility and treatment

Cockroaches can cause major issues for tenants and landlords in rental properties. While they're usually there to eat left-out food (how kind) here's how...

What changes can I make to my rental property?

You might be busting to make some changes to your property, but you're renting and wondering what your options are in Australia. The answer, unfortunately,...

What could get me blacklisted on a 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...

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

Reader Question:  "The real estate agent I'm renting through won't do any maintenance on the property I'm in. What do I do?" "The real estate agent...

7 things to look for in a good neighbourhood

Moving to a new city and starting a whole new life is always exciting, but it's important to choose a good neighbourhood to live...

Moving house? 9 things to organise before your move

Finding a rental property is your first step, but moving to a new house can be another challenge. Avoid a headache with planning, packing...