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I’m on a periodic lease, do I need to give one months’ notice?

Reader Question:  “I’m on a month-by-month periodic lease in Melbourne, Victoria. Do I have to give...

Can spare bedrooms ever be legally sublet without approval?

Reader question "I’m a tenant in NSW. Can spare bedrooms in a rental ever be legally...

My neighbour smokes on his balcony in NSW. Can I take action?

Reader question "I live in a strata building. My neighbour smokes on his balcony, which is...

Alarm systems: Who should pay to keep my property safe?

Reader Question  "Who should pay if the tenant feels an alarm system is required?" – Dallas...

Do I have a right to know how long the owner wants a tenant?

Reader Question:  "As a tenant, do I have the right to know how long the owner...

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