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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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    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...
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    NSW NBN Co $300 fee - tenant or landlord responsible?

    Hi everyone, I recently moved to a brand new unit on 01/10/2020. When I tried to setup internet, I was told by the internet service provider that I need to pay a $300 "New Development Fee" apart from a one-off activation fee and monthly charges. They claim that this is for internet...
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    NSW Landlord identity proof

    Hi, I am talking to some agencies for finding a new property manager (switching from an existing one). The state is NSW. One boutique agency manager says that he requires landlord proof of identity. He said that this is a legal requirement. I do not recall being asked for providing an identity...
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    NSW Tree fell on my car. What insurance should cover it?

    Hi, I’ve been renting current house for 2 years and last month a huge gumtree in front yard fell on the house and my car. The car, a 2008 Toyota Prado, ended up with dents all over the bonnet (like large hail stones) and on one panel between the window and windscreen. Although I haven’t got my...
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    NSW Tenant request for rent reduction due to neighbour renovating

    Hi, I am the landlord of a semi that is currently rented. The lease is up for renewal in April. The neighbours with whom we share a common wall are renovating and adding a new storey to their property. They have DA approval but still no exact start date. We informed our tenants as soon as we...