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How to use tenancy databases accurately and fairly

Tenancy databases are a risk management tool for property managers and owners, designed to screen the tenancy history of prospective tenants.

Can I negotiate the rent on my lease agreement?

“Is it possible to negotiate rent with the real estate agents/owners? e.g. Secure a residential rental property for 3 years with a guaranteed 3%...

Renting consultation casts a spotlight on billion dollar bond industry

The Palaszczuk Government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation is casting a spotlight on Queensland’s multi-million dollar bond industry in its final week before...

How often can my landlord increase the rental price?

Renting a property is no doubt expensive, but costs can become unmanageable when the rent you pay is continually increased by the Landlord. Guest post...

My tenant cut down my tree. Can I ask for compensation?

"My tenant has cut down a large tree on my property. It was a key feature of the backyard, offered privacy and was the...

Can I ask to see the water bill during my tenancy?

“When it comes to the water bill, I’m only ever shown the water invoice. Do I have a right to see the full water...

What to do when your tenant can’t pay the rent

A tenant who can't pay the rent is a key concern for landlords. After all, you have expenses that need paying whether the tenant has paid...

Can I inspect my property whenever I like?

Reader Question "My property is being managed by an agent. Can I inspect my property whenever I like?" When can you inspect your property? We asked...

Understanding your Residential Tenancy Agreement

Your Residential Tenancy Agreement (RTA) is a legal document, so it's important to read and understand what you're signing. A tenancy agreement (commonly referred to...

I changed my mind – can I get out of my...

Reader Question:  “I’ve paid the bond and signed the contract for my rental. But I’ve changed my mind about the rental. Can I get out...