Tag: repairs and maintenance

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.

My home doesn’t have a lock. What do I do?

My rental property is missing a door lock. Should my landlord install one for me, or can...

Painting rental properties: What tenants need to know

As a professional property painter, I see a multitude of painting sins that are often the result...

First-time renters: What to know before you rent

Moving out of home for the first time? Here are a few things you should know to get the most out of your first renting experience.

Landlords: Your rights and responsibilities at the final inspection

When a tenant vacates your property, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities to avoid disputes and potentially save time and money.

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. 

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?"

7 jobs to tackle around the home in summer

Everyone has jobs on their list that never seem to get done and keep getting pushed further down the list. It is time to make summer 2020 the year these items are ticked off.

Steps to take when your tenant gives notice to vacate

As a self-managing landlord, it's important for you to be proactive to reduce confrontation and headaches, but also move new tenants into your house without losing weeks of rent. 

Property damage: What do I do when this happens?

"What should I do if I damage something in my rental property, or if something falls into...