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Australia's rental crisis worsens, report finds

May 2, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The country's lowest earners are being locked out of the rental market in capital cities.

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Tenancy databases and screening

June 27, 2017 — Jemma Castle

Many tenants are fearful of being blacklisted, but how likely is it?

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Utility connection services

May 25, 2017 — Jemma Castle

Who really owns the service they're recommending?

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Hot property

April 10, 2017 — Kate Browne

From owner to tenant: What happens when real estate agents value your home more than you?

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Audit of real estate agents finds 20% are not compliant

April 5, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Fair trading slaps 60 agents with fines

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Renters share horror stories on social media

Feb. 17, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

#RentInOz trends after a CHOICE study finds an "entrenched culture of fear among renters".

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Aussie tenants get a raw deal

Feb. 17, 2017 — Andy Kollmorgen

New report finds major issues with renting in Australia.

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Breaking a rental lease

July 6, 2016 — Jemma Castle

Terminating a property lease early is possible, but it's not always easy.

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Black mould and renters' rights

May 31, 2016 — Zoya Sheftalovich

What are your rights when renting and black mould takes hold?

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Rental rights you didn't know you had

Nov. 24, 2014 — Jemma Castle

Many renters may not be aware of many of their rights.

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Rent payment schemes

Aug. 22, 2014 — Andy Kollmorgen

Rental agents outsource rent processing and have tenants pick up the tab.

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Rental rights

Aug. 22, 2014 — Andy Kollmorgen

From no-grounds evictions to limited leases, we learn that long-term rental security is almost non-existent for Australian tenants.

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