Tag: repairs and maintenance

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?"

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. 

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...

Is a routine inspection a test to see how tidy my...

"I get scared at inspection time – is it a test to see how tidy my house is?" We ask Tina Case at Professionals Lithgow for her advice.

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.

7 jobs to tackle around the home in summer 2020

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.

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. 

Good communication: The key to a satisfying tenancy

ESTABLISHING a good relationship and communication with a tenant is key to a mutually satisfying tenancy, according to Rent.com.au.

Window cleaning maintenance for property owners

As a window cleaner, I believe windows are one of the more underrated property features. Guest post - Paul Routledge, owner/operator of Twenty20 Window Cleaning. Paul...

Improving low-income renters’ access to decent housing

People’s quality of life, their health and their comfort can suffer when living in poor-quality housing. Via The Conversation. Authors: Edgar Liu (Senior Research Fellow at City...