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Renting Resources

LJ Hooker is Australia's most iconic real estate brand and with over 90 years experience we've been successfully helping people rent real estate for generations. We have an extensive library of articles, checklists, ebooks and online tools to help you find answers to all of your questions.

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Maximising Small Spaces: Making the Most of an Apartment’s Value
| Riley Howe | 4 mins
Maximising Small Spaces: Making the Most of an Apartment’s Value
Discover expert tips for maximizing small apartment spaces to enhance your home's value and functionality effortlessly. Transform your living space today!
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Renting Basics: How to Get Your Bond Back
| Riley Howe | 3 mins
Renting Basics: How to Get Your Bond Back
It's the end of the tenancy and you want to get your bond back. Here are some simple things to keep in mind to make reclaiming your bond a cinch.
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Are You a First-Time Tenant and Need a Reference?
| Riley Howe | 4 mins
Are You a First-Time Tenant and Need a Reference?
Many Australians rent before being able to buy a home. But if you have never rented a property before, you may feel a bit stuck without rental references.
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A Complete Guide to the Ins and Outs of Rental Increases
| Katrina Creer
A Complete Guide to the Ins and Outs of Rental Increases
This guide to rental increases covers all you need to know about rental increase laws and how much landlords can rise rent in Australia. Learn more here.
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| Riley Howe | 4 mins
A Guide to Breaking a Lease Early
You can break a lease early but it may be costly to do so. This guide offers advice on how to break a lease early and what happens when you do.
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8 Ways to Decorate Your Rental Without Breaking the Rules
| Riley Howe | 5 mins
8 Ways to Decorate Your Rental Without Breaking the Rules
Decorating a rental property can be tricky. But here are 8 ideas to help you personalise your home and make it feel like your own...
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Renting guides for your State or Territory

Are you looking at renting a home but not sure where to start?  Is it your first rental in a new State and you are not sure where to begin or is it your first move out of home? To help you navigate the rental process and find your new home sooner we have compiled these in-depth State and Territory guides full of everything you need to know.

From where you should look for a rental property and how to determine your wish list, the value of inspections and what to look for, the best way to apply for a rental property, the costs of renting and a special look at those charges that are State or Territory based.  We also cover condition reports and tenancy agreements and what you need to be aware of.

Happy home hunting!

Checklists, eBooks and FAQs

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Open House Inspection Checklist
This handy checklist will guide you through what to look for in each room and space of the property you are inspecting to help you determine if this is the home for you. 
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A Home That Looks Like You
DIY enthusiast Geneva Vanderzeil is all about creating beautiful spaces that are unique and individual.
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Complete Moving Guide
Moving into your new home is an exciting experience. It’s a fresh start in a brand new property that you can customise and call your own.
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Renting Real Estate FAQs
Renting Real Estate FAQs
Looking to rent a home but still have loads of questions? LJ Hooker has over 130,000 properties under management and have over 85 years experience in helping tenants. Here is our list of frequently asked questions which hopefully will help you.
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Why Rent with LJ Hooker
If you are looking for property to rent anywhere in Australia.....LJ Hooker should be your first port of call. We are one of the largest property managers in the region, managing 130,000 properties totaling $75 billion for investors across Australia and New Zealand.
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First-Time Renters FAQs
First-Time Renters FAQs
Renting a property for the first time comes with many questions. Here are the answers to our most common questions.
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