Money

What to do when your tenant can’t pay the rent

A tenant who can't pay the rent is a key concern for landlords. After all, you have expenses that need paying whether the tenant has paid their rent or not. Sometimes the rent forms a large part...

The best money habits to have when you’re renting

Deciding to rent is an important life decision. Each stage of the renting process comes with a price tag, whether paying your security bond or paying rent on time. Practice good money habits before and after...

8 easy ways to rethink your spending habits

Most of us have, in some way, tried to rein in our spending habits, live more frugally and do with less. Why should you rethink your spending habits? It's worth considering whether we should make...

How much rent is right for my investment property?

How do you set the right rental price for your property? It can be tempting to set the price for your rental property at your mortgage - or even half - to determine a 'fair'...

Can I pay my rent via direct debit on my credit card to avoid...

Reader Question:  “In Sydney, can I pay my rent each week via direct debit on my credit card to avoid bank fees?" – Dianne We asked managing director at Real Property Manager, John Gilmovich for his...

How do I show I can meet weekly rent payments?

"I’m applying for a property. How can I show the landlord / agent that I can meet weekly rent payments?" The best way to show off your good financial record We asked managing director / licensee...
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How much is renting going to cost?

Before you make the decision to rent, it’s important to consider some of the basic costs and be realistic about what you can afford. You might have spotted a new apartment building going up close...

Use RentConnect to connect your utilities for free

Arranging connections and disconnections is a major frustration for many renters between properties. Rent.com.au has the solution: RentConnect - a free utility connection service. Let's help you connect with RentConnect Amidst all the tasks associated with moving...

7 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 sneaky. Even when they're not turned on, they still draw...

I think I’m being asked to pay extra rent. What’s going on?

Reader Question "I pay my rent every fortnight with my pay $880 on time. However, periodically I get messages from the agent saying I'm either in arrears or I have extra money in my account....
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