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“I’ve been blacklisted as a renter. Is there any way I will be able to rent again?  How does this work?” – Lindelle

Lindelle, we asked Managing Director for PPM Group, Debbie Palmer for her insight into your question:

“Hi Lindelle, there are several different tenant databases throughout Australia and there are strict legislative guidelines outlining when and why a tenant can be listed,” Debbie said.

“There is an obligation on the rental agencies to notify a tenant before they are listed outlining why they are being listed and with which company their details are being listed.”

Debbie said records can only be held on file with a database company for a period of three years.

“I would suggest contacting the agency you rented through and discuss the matter with them, or contact the tenant database agency direct,” she said.

“It is always better to clear your outstanding debts to assist in starting afresh. I hope this helps.”

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Debbie Palmer is the Founder and Managing Director of PPM Group, based in Robina, Queensland. With more than 30 years of experience in property management, Debbie is also the founding host of Australia's longest-running national property management event, the PPM National Property Management Conference. Debbie is highly respected in the industry and has dedicated her career to improving the mindset of property managers.