Are landlords or tenants responsible for plumbing maintenance?

Rental properties require a lot of maintenance to ensure they remain fit to reside in. Both the landlord and the tenant have a responsibility...

Survey: Renters, how do you use mobile apps and technology?

A lot goes into being a great renter/tenant in Australia.  We'd like to know what apps and other tech you use to help you find...

8 simple tips to help reduce your utility bills

Looking to cut your costs? Use these handy tips to save money on your utility bills throughout the year. 1. Unplug appliances and electronics Appliances are...

Writing a rent reduction letter

Think you should be getting a better deal on your weekly rent? Obtaining a rent reduction is not impossible, but it's important to go...

How much do you know about your tenancy history?

Ready to apply for your next property? Here are Rent.com.au's hot tips to help you secure your dream home with minimal fuss and jump...

International students: What you need to know before you rent

Renting in a new country has its challenges. Some 21.6% of Australians are currently enrolled to study at a tertiary or technical institution (ABS, 2016),...

A guide to moving house in wet weather

Wet weather is a fact of life for a few months of the year. Thankfully, there are ways to work around the wet weather...

Could your rental be making you sick this winter?

Heavy rainfall, cold temperatures and heaters, combined with poor ventilation create ideal conditions for mould issues in your rental property and the potential to make...

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...

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,...