How to give notice and end a tenancy successfully Ending a tenancy can be a stressful and complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re a renter looking to end your tenancy agreement, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to give notice and end your lease successfully. Step 1: Check your lease agreement The first step in ending a tenancy is to review your lease agreement to see what it says about ending the tenancy.
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Tips to secure a rental home in a tight market
Top tips for securing a rental home in a tight market Finding a new rental home can be a challenging task at times, especially if you are moving during a tight rental market. There are several telltale signs of a tight rental market: Low vacancy rates Number of listings reduced Rent increasing yearly Lots of attendees at viewings Properties rented after 1 viewing time and within 1-2 business days Good news is there are several ways you can get ahead of the market.
Ultimate Deep Clean Checklist for your rental
Annual Deep Cleaning Checklist for Renters Many people do their big yearly house clean in Spring, in preparation for the warmer months. From protecting yourself from mould spores and other health issues to protecting your renter insurance and bond, completing a deep clean inside and outside your rental home yearly will benefit you in several ways. While starting a deep clean can seem overwhelming, focussing on a few key areas inside and outside of your rental home can make all the difference!
Tips to reduce your energy bill
Renter guide to reducing electricity and gas bills We all rely on energy to keep ourselves comfy through hot summers and chilly winters. Many of us are also feeling the financial pinch of rising energy bills. The Australian Energy Market Operator has exposed that the wholesale cost of electricity between January to March 2022 increased by over 140% in comparison to that time last year. So how do you reduce your energy consumption to save money?
Renter Guide to Wet Weather Damage
How to manage wet weather damage as a renter With floods and insistent rain around Queensland and New South Wales, there has been severe damage to homes. From black mould to severe roof leaks, many properties have experienced some form of water damage with the increase of wet weather over the past few years. For renters, this has been very difficult to navigate how to manage this damage from communication with the property manager to ensuring the safety of the belongings.
The ultimate guide to saving money as a renter
Top ten tips to saving money when renting Saving money and renting can be a difficult task at the best of times, but by following a few simple guidelines, you can cut back costs and save money in the long run! We’ve outlined our top ten tips to saving money while renting: 1. Find a rental home that you can afford When renting, be sure to keep in mind the 30% income-to-rent rule of thumb for starters.
The ultimate guide for renting with plants
Renter guide to indoor gardening Having many indoor plants while renting may seem an impossible task. However, you can have your own low-maintenance indoor jungle with the proper research and preparation! In recent studies, it has been proven that indoor plants have various significant physical and mental benefits. Firstly, plants improve your air quality by purifying the air; even just one large houseplant can improve the air quality by up to 25%!
Renter guide to home security
Renter guide to home security As Australia heads further down the roadmap to reopening interstate and international travel, many people have planned to go away during the holiday season. According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, the holiday season is one of the peak times of year for home burglaries and break-ins in Australia, with statistics revealing a 30% increase during this time of year. Surprisingly, the Bureau also reported that most property offences in this period occur in daylight hours.
How to find the perfect housemates
8 tips for finding your ideal housemates Living can be messy. Sharing a home can be messier! It is certainly not uncommon to have a bad housemate experience. Whether they are late on rent, unreliable on household chores, untidy, or eat your food, most people who have lived in sharehouses have experienced their fair share of lousy housemates. However, sharehouses can be a cost effective and fun way to live as long as you carefully consider your housemates before moving in together.
Save money when you save the planet!
Save money when you save the planet! Making an impactful change to your sustainability as a renter may seem challenging but following a few simple routines will help reduce your environmental footprint and, in turn, save you money in the long run! We’ve outlined a few simple habits that will help you rent more sustainably. 1. Save energy where you can There are several ways you can reduce your energy consumption without breaking the bank!
The Ultimate Moving Guide for Renters!
Moving into a new rental home can be an exciting but daunting process, especially while during COVID. But, it doesn’t have to be! We’ve broken down the moving guide into three key sections: preparing to leave your current home, nailing the big move and settling into your new home. Preparing to leave your current home Review your lease agreement thoroughly While most property managers use standard leases, special conditions can differ, so ensure you’re across the terms and conditions.
Help for renters during COVID
The pandemic has caused uncertainty for many renters around Australia. We’ve outlined some tips and initiatives that may help assist you during COVID on your rental journey. Negotiating a rent adjustment in 5 steps If you’ve been financially impacted by COVID, you may be able to negotiate your rent with your property manager to work out a rent adjustment. These 5 steps may help you through this process. 1. Chat with your housemates Have a chat with your housemates (if you have any) about how COVID has affected your household position around your current work, income and housing situations.