Sydney is commonly cited as one of the world's most expensive cities to live in. While Melbourne certainly isn't cheap, it is widely considered to be more affordable than its NSW rival. If you're considering pulling up stumps and moving to the Windy City, you're probably wondering just how much money you'll save on day-to-day living. Here's an infographic that compares the key cost differences between Melbourne and Sydney.
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Dear Lifehacker, My tenant gave the required 28 days notice and paid the rent but moved out before the final date. I did the final inspection five days before that final date and since he had vacated, I moved back in.
The tenant is now demanding that I repay five days rent since I occupied the property the next day, even though he had been happy to pay for those days and leave the place empty. Am I obliged to repay the rent or not?
It seems like a long shot, but negotiating rent is more common than you think, and according to insiders, it's always worth a try. You might be able to haggle a better price by offering to do your own maintenance.