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6 ways to make a landlord / agent choose you

You've finally found the property you want on Rent.com.au. So what can you do to make yourself stand out as the perfect tenant? Remember this:...

Preparing for a rental viewing

In the quest to find the dream rental, it’s no secret that renters are finding open-house viewings competitive and time consuming. With increased pressure...

Understanding your Residential Tenancy Agreement

Your Residential Tenancy Agreement (RTA) is a legal document, so it's important to read and understand what you're signing. A tenancy agreement (commonly referred to...

How to find a family-friendly rental property

Hunting for the perfect family-friendly rental? Your next property has to be safe, in a good neighbourhood and close to amenities. Take these considerations...

I’m under 18, am I old enough to rent?

When can you start renting an apartment or house in Australia? Here's what the law says in each state.  New South Wales Age may not be...

How to spot a new kitchen when viewing a rental property

When it comes to choosing your next home, you should plan to avoid being caught out by any design tricks. Kitchens are an important...

Can I create a Renter Resume if I’ve never rented before?

"Can I create a Renter Resume if I've never rented before?" You aren't required to have rented anywhere before to create a Renter Resume. It’s more...

Inspecting a rental before submitting an application

Want to apply for a rental property without viewing it first? A real estate agent may ask you to attend an inspection before you...

Meet Gillian: Gift Card makes for one happy daughter

Settling into your new place can take time, especially while you wait for your belongings to arrive in the country. 43-year-old renter Gillian found...

The pros and cons of month-to-month (periodic) agreements

Navigating the Australian rental market isn't easy. Before you begin your search, you need to determine whether you're looking for a short-term or long-term...