Tag: who is responsible

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.

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. 

Pest control – Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

A pest infestation in a rental property can cause problems for both tenants and landlords - especially when pest control is required to manage the situation.

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?"

Do I need to replace the glass on my broken cooktop?

"I accidentally dropped a pot on a brand new cooktop. It broke a small piece of the glass and I'm told it will cost...

How to get rid of moths in your rental

Here's how to tell if you have a clothes moth or pantry moth problem and how to fix it.

Your rights and obligations as a tenant and landlord

As a tenant in Australia, you and the property owner have a number of rights and obligations, as well as shared responsibilities. 

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.

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...

The 10 articles you read most in 2018

Of all the renting tips and advice, property news and lifestyle stories we posted on the Rent.com.au blog in 2018, here are the top...