Tag: repairs and maintenance

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...

Who is responsible for maintaining gardens?

"I've just moved into a unit in Melbourne. Who needs to maintain the gardens? How do I know?" (Tenant, VIC) Living in a rental property...

An April home checklists for renters and landlords

April brings us one month into autumn, and while the temperature hasn’t really dropped across much of Australia, the season will change - and...

Can I have a copy of the keys to my property...

"As a landlord in Brisbane, do I have a right to have copies of the keys to my property if it’s managed by an...

I found some disturbed asbestos. What do I do?

"I think there's some disturbed asbestos in my Brisbane property. What should I tell/provide my landlord/agent with to get this looked at?" (Tenant, QLD) We...

Preparing your investment property for summer

If you own one investment property or many, it's important to keep them in good condition, firstly so you attract and retain good tenants...

Minor repairs on my rental: What can I do?

"Can I do minor repairs on my rental? If so, what sort of repairs am I allowed to do?" We asked Mareea Wilkinson for her advice.

Why won’t my agent / landlord do any maintenance on my...

"The real estate agent I'm renting through won't do any maintenance on the property I'm in. What do I do?" We asked Property Manager with...

What you need to self manage your rental property

Ready to self-manage? It's decision time.  As a landlord you can choose to either manage your rental property yourself or have it managed by a...

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...