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Leasing your property

Landlords, get the most out of your property’s Walk Score

In an effort to improve the user experience for Renters, Landlords and Property Managers alike,...
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Do you know the residential tenancy laws in your area?

LANDLORDS are urged to remain compliant with the residential tenancy laws in their respective states to minimise the likelihood of problems.

Good communication: The key to a satisfying tenancy

ESTABLISHING a good relationship and communication with a tenant is key to a mutually satisfying tenancy, according to Rent.com.au.

How much and how often can I increase the rent?

Reader Question:  "As a property owner, how often and by how much can you increase your...

Can I ask for a higher rent if my property is furnished?

Reader Question:  "Based on your experience, roughly how much extra could I collect in rent if...

Tenant vacates

How can I protect my property while allowing pets?

Reader Question: “I would like to offer my apartment as a pet-friendly rental, but I have...

What if I want a higher than recommended rent for my property?

Reader Question "What should I do if I want a rent amount for my property that’s...

What should I do with a tenant’s leftover belongings?

Reader Question: "I’m a landlord and have just had my property vacated. The tenants still have...

Can I ask for a higher rent if my property is furnished?

Reader Question:  "Based on your experience, roughly how much extra could I collect in rent if...

How do I collect a pet bond from my tenant?

Did you know that landlords in most Australian states (with the exception of Western Australia)...