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A landlord is the owner of a house, apartment, condominium, land, or real estate which is rented or leased to an individual or business, who is called a tenant (also a lessee or renter). When a juristic person is in this position, the term landlord is used. Other terms include lessor and owner. The term landlady may be used for female owners, and lessor may be used regardless of gender. The manager of a pub in the United Kingdom, strictly speaking a licensed victualler, is referred to as the landlord/lady.

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    VIC Case precedent guide to help upcoming VCAT case - obligation by landlord to provide clean water

    Hi All, I have a pending VCAT hearing against my previous residential landlord for the electricity costs I bore for daily distilling of tank collected rooftop/gutter rainwater for the entire multi year tenancy. The hearing date will be advised any day now, after both parties issued their...
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    NSW Tenant wants landlord to pay for cleaner of yard.

    Hi, we have an investment property, currently tenanted. Developers have bought the adjoining property and have ruined the fence during this process plus building nails and dirt has come over into the property. The tenant has has young children has refused to clean the builder's mess. The builder...
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    QLD landlord can't increase rent caused end of my lease

    Hi, Recently, I got a Notice to Leave with a Notice issued for the End of a fixed-term agreement. I called the agent and offered them even more money, but they told me that I am the current tenant and therefore they can't ask me for money, because they already asked me five months ago. They were...
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    NSW why Westpac landlord insurance ask body strata cover ?

    I got Landlord Insurance from Westpac, as tenant damaged my unit I authorised my agent to process the claim. Westpac sent person did inspection said its not malicious damage, then said that they need a strata letter to say damaged items are not covered by strata etc. I do not understand Westpac...
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    VIC landlord responsibility - backyard drainage and pergola leaking

    Hi all, I have rented out a house in SE subs of Melbourne (I am the landlord) and today I was approached by the managing agent saying that the tenants are complaining about a leak on the external pergola where the house gutters join the pergola roof and about some grassed areas where a lot of...
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    VIC Landlord wants to increase rent significantly or otherwise evict my friends... is that allowed?

    Hi, My partner and I are on the lease since February this year (on fixed term 12 months agreement). In mid-May, I have 2 friends (they are a married couple) who got their permanent residency and newly migrated to Melbourne. They have been staying with me while they find their feet and settle...
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    Should Landlord Pay Contents Damages?

    I live in an apartment block of 9. The building is owned by one landlord and managed by a property management company. Last week a leak came through our bedroom ceiling from the apartment kitchen above. We were later told that a hose from the washing machine had worn out and leaked mid cycle...
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    NSW Can I sue my former landlord (FACS) for emotional distress caused by their negligence regarding their anti-social tenant who is known to by police?

    I suffer from mental health (anxiety neurosis and obsessive compulsive disorder) since the age of 15. I lived in Housing commission apartment with my mother. When a former tenant died, her apartment was given to a male in his early 20s. We enjoyed peace and quiet until his arrival. As tenants we...
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    NSW Mould in brand new rental property unit: who is responsible? Builder, landlord, or tenant?

    I have a brand new apartment unit that is currently tenanted. During this year’s winter (the first winter that the apartment has experienced), the tenants raised a complain to the property manager about moulds developing inside the unit. The property manager organised two separate inspections...