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...

How to write a rent reduction letter

Have rental prices started to fall in your suburb? Or have you lost your job as a result of COVID-19? There could be ways to negotiate a reduction on what you're paying for your home.

Routine inspections: Tips to help you prepare

If you rent a property in Australia, you're probably going to encounter routine rental inspections. These inspections can cause stress because many tenants don't know what's expected of them.

Can my property manager take photos of my rental at an inspection?

Has a property manager indicated they need to take photos of your home at your next inspection? There are good reasons this could happen, but you may be able to object to some photos being taken.

How do I deal with unreasonable noise levels while renting?

"I'm suffering sleep deprivation, as I'm unable to sleep peacefully in any bedroom." We asked Sam Delaney for her advice.

How to clean an oven – DIY methods to test today

Oven cleaning is just one of those dreaded chores that most Aussies put off to the very end. The truth is, the floor under...

6 tips to help prevent break-ins at your rental property

To help you prevent unlawful break-ins and safeguard your home, here are six helpful tips for you to start practising right away!

Plumbing maintenance – Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

The responsibility for plumbing repairs and maintenance is a frequent point of contention between landlords and tenants. But both parties have a part to play during a tenancy. 

Renter Resume – How to write an application bio

Applying for a property can be as competitive as applying for a job, so it's worth approaching your Renter Resume in much the same way.

Holiday apartment etiquette for renters

Christmas is right around the corner, so it's very acceptable to start putting up your festive decorations. But when is it not okay to keep them up (and flashing?)