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Resolving disputes

When money, share accommodation and different personalities come together, disagreements can sometimes arise. It is therefore important to understand your rights and responsibilities. Here are a...

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Flatmate Agreement

A written agreement provides certainty and clarity and should be used for all share accommodation situations. This FREE Flatmate Agreement outlines the basic terms for flatmates renting a room in a...

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Tenancy Agreements

Having a written agreement can help prevent disputes which may occur in share accommodation. An agreement eliminates misunderstandings caused by terms not being discussed or that maybe forgotten ov...

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Rights and Obligations during the Tenancy

During the tenancy, the landlord and tenant have a number of rights and obligations. This guide covers topics including utility charges, the landlord’s entry rights, repairs and maintenance and sec...

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Ending the Tenancy Agreement

Ending the tenancy is called ‘termination.’ Landlords and tenants can terminate for different reasons in each state and territory. If the tenancy agreement is breached, the other party may be entit...

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Paying rent

Rent is the money paid regularly by a tenant to the landlord in return for the right to use a premises. The residential tenancy agreement will detail the amount of the rent and when it should be...

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Condition Reports

Condition Reports record the general state of repair and condition of the rental premises at the beginning and end of the tenancy. Condition Reports are required by law in all States and Territorie...

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Bonds & Security Deposits

Bonds are pre-tenancy payments made by tenants to landlord (or head tenant) to provide security against damage to the property or unpaid rent. In most states you are required by law to lodge or reg...

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Planning Laws affecting Rental Accommodation

Planning laws and strata by-laws can affect whether and how you can provide rental accommodation. You should check your local planning laws and strata by-laws (if applicable) before offering accomm...

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What is my Share Accommodation situation?

Knowing how your share accommodation agreement is classified in law will help you understand your rights and obligations. The exact classification will depend on your state or territory. This...

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Holding Deposits

‘Holding deposits’ colloquially refers to pre-tenancy payments made by tenants to landlords designed to secure the tenancy and ensure the agreement goes ahead as planned. This guide covers la...

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