Tenant

What to do when your landlord is selling your rental

By Brad Minhinnick / October 27, 2020 /

As a tenant, your worst fear could be finding out your landlord is selling the house you are renting. Despite this initial concern, don’t start packing just yet. Although the owner has the right to sell their property whenever they choose to do so, they are still legally bound to adhere to the lease agreement…

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6 decorating ideas to create a more homely rental

By Brad Minhinnick / October 20, 2020 /

For many people, creating a home environment which complements their personality is one of life’s main desires. If you are renting, achieving this goal may seem implausible due to the limitations put in place for rental properties. Being unable to make major changes to the property, renters are left with few options to create a…

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How to find a rental property during COVID-19

By Brad Minhinnick / August 31, 2020 /

2020 has certainly put a spin on finding the perfect rental. What was already sometimes challenging, has now been made even more stressful. But, despite the pandemic going on around us, life still goes on. We may need more space, want to move out of home, or want to change locations, so finding a rental…

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Why walk score matters when looking for a rental property.

By Brad Minhinnick / August 17, 2020 /

If there is one thing COVID has encouraged us to do it is to get out for a walk in our neighbourhood. We have been spending time getting to know our neighbourhoods again, finding hidden beauty, while supporting our local shops and restaurants. Now, there are a few things you may have discovered on your…

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How to keep your rental’s carpets and rugs clean and tidy

By Brad Minhinnick / August 10, 2020 /

If the home you are renting has carpets, you will see how quickly they can get dirty. That is why it is important to gain great daily habits when cleaning your home, especially when cleaning your carpets. There are some simple things you can do that will keep your carpets looking and smelling great. To…

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6 houseplants which are stylish and safe for pets

By Brad Minhinnick / July 20, 2020 /

One of the best ways to spice up your rental, and make it feel more like your space is to add indoor plants. There are heaps of different houseplants to choose from which will make your home look and feel beautiful. But not all houseplants are made equally. If you have a furry little friend,…

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A first time renter’s guide to moving out.

By Brad Minhinnick / July 6, 2020 /

We told you how to get your first rental in our previous article, but now comes the really stressful part, moving out. Often, you will have a very short time between securing your rental and moving in day. In this time, you will have a lot to organise. From signing the lease to setting up…

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How to get a rental property with no rental history.

By Brad Minhinnick / June 29, 2020 /

Moving out of home and landing your first rental can be challenging. Not only do you have to source furniture, save money for the move, and navigate an unfamiliar world of electricity and insurance providers, but you have to secure a property first. Unfortunately for many first time renters they will find landlords tend to…

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5 ways to spend some time improving your garden during COVID-19

By Brad Minhinnick / May 22, 2020 /

While we are all spending more time at home during the pandemic there is a perfect opportunity to get into the garden and showing it some TLC. With the right changes you can turn your garden into a space you love to spend time in, and can show off to guests when the restrictions ease.…

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