How to avoid rental arrears at Christmas time

Buying Christmas presents, sending cards, adding new decorations to the tree: There’s no doubt about it. Christmas is an expensive time for many renters...

Writing a rent reduction letter

Are you living in an area where rents are falling? You might wonder if there are ways to negotiate a better deal on what...

9 smart safety strategies for living alone

Confronted with the startling silence of newfound independence, you may be hyper-aware of every little bump in the night or creak in the floor....

How is rent paid in Australia?

The rent you pay your landlord or agent gives you the right to live in your property. Exactly how rent works can vary from...

Documents you need to apply for a rental property in Australia

When you submit a rental application, you may be asked to attach additional documents. Your future landlord/agent needs more information that will show them...

What happens after you apply for a rental property?

You've put in a rental property application, and you're now waiting to find out if you got the place. So what happens next? Looking for your...

Who is responsible for pest control, landlords or tenants?

The term 'pest control' covers a number of types of animal infestations and outbreaks. Pests and vermin may become evident in rental properties at some stage...
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Simple ways to save water in the hot summer months

As summer approaches, a question arises: how can we deal with the impending water shortages? The earth’s resources are coming under increasing strain due...

Make your Renter Resume stand out with a winning bio

Applying for a rental property can be as competitive as applying for a dream job, and as a renter, it's worth approaching your Renter...

How to find the best internet plan when you’re renting

Moving soon and need to get your internet sorted? Why wouldn’t you? The good news is that today there are internet service providers out...