Tag: renter advice

New interest-free option for RentBond

If you need a short-term loan while you wait for your bond refund, RentBond is now completely free when you pay it back within 21 days.

Gutter cleaning: Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

"I need a gutter clean. But is the landlord or responsible for clearing gutters during a tenancy, and why?"

How to find a rental property online

Looking for a new home online? Rent.com.au makes the rental property search simple, letting you search within specific suburbs and price points to browse through houses and apartments for lease.

Can I terminate my lease agreement without penalty?

Property Management Assistant with LJ Hooker Kalamunda - Foothills, Amy Mackenzie offers her insight into whether tenants have the grounds to terminate without penalty.

Do I need to replace the glass on my broken cooktop?

"I accidentally dropped a pot on a brand new cooktop. It broke a small piece of the glass and I'm told it will cost...

Your online security: Protect yourself in your property search

Online rental listings are a popular target for scammers. Applying for a rental property online is convenient, but there are important steps to keep you (and your money) safe during your search. 

How much do you know about your tenancy history?

Ready to apply for your next property? Here are Rent.com.au's hot tips to help you secure your dream home with minimal fuss and jump...

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.

Rental ledger – Why you should ask for a copy

A rental ledger (or tenant ledger) that shows your rent has been paid on time is one of the more valuable things you can have at the end of your tenancy. 

Pest control – Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

A pest infestation in a rental property can cause problems for both tenants and landlords - especially when pest control is required to manage the situation.