Renting 101

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 inspection checklist: 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.

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 worry about being placed on a national tenant database, which...

Mould in rental properties – Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

Whether you rent or own your property, it's not uncommon to encounter a mould issue at some stage during the year if conditions become damp.  Here are some tips to help you avoid inviting mould...

Asking for a rent reduction on your lease

If you’re paying the same rent as you were 12 months ago, you might be spending too much. Back yourself up The best way to ask for a rent reduction is to provide evidence. Send your...

Your step-by-step guide to end of lease cleaning

The trick to a hassle-free exit from your lease is organising your cleaning regime within a proper timeframe. Use these tips to make your next bond clean a success.

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.

Renter Resume – How to create a rental application on Rent.com.au

Renting is easier when you have a Renter Resume. Create it once, and use it to apply for as many properties as you like.

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. 

I can’t access my ledger. How do I demonstrate my financials?

If you're having trouble securing a copy of your rental (tenant) ledger from your current or previous landlord or property manager, don't despair. There are other ways to demonstrate your strong financials in your...
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