Tag: repairs and maintenance

Will my scuffed skirting boards class as fair wear and tear?

"Does my agent understand that things like skirting boards in my rental will get scuffed and have dents in them at the end of...

Are landlords or tenants responsible for faulty power points?

"There is a faulty power point in my kitchen. My real estate agent says I (the tenant) am responsible for its replacement. Is this...

Who is responsible for draining the pool / acid washes?

"I’ve been renting my property with a pool for 3 years. This week, the pool man told me the pool needs to be drained...

Can my landlord increase my rent to cover repair costs?

"Is my landlord allowed to raise my rent during my lease agreement to cover the cost of an essential repair?" We asked Nancy Viera for her advice.

As a tenant, am I responsible for painting or renovation costs?

"As a tenant, is there any situation where I would be required to pay for painting and/or renovation to be done on my rental?...

Who is responsible for emergency repairs?

"What are my rights when it comes to emergency repairs in my rental property?" Tenant, QLD This update comes from the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA), a...

Who is responsible for exposed wiring? Is it legal?

"There is electrical wiring left exposed over the patio gutters. What can I do about this?" We asked Penelope Valentine for her advice.

Can I stop paying rent until a repair is done?

"Can I stop paying rent for a time until a repair is made on something that is affecting my safety/health (i.e. asbestos in the...

Can I request repairs or an update to my kitchen?

"I have been a tenant in my current rental for 10 years. The home is 30-40 years old and the kitchen shows it -...

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

“If the property I’m renting doesn’t have a door lock, what should I do?” – Tenant, NSW Feature agent: Madeleine Smith, New Client Relations Manager at Raine...