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  1. simong86

    NSW Reasonable state of repair? Holes in outside wall of apartment

    We've been wondering for a while why our apartment is unusually cold and our heaters struggle to keep it warm so much. Turns out there are holes in the outside wall behind the kitchen cabinets leading to a cold draft. At first, we thought it's just one hole behind the dishwasher which was easy...
  2. Monica415

    NSW Water Bill payment 2 months after Lease ended?

    I transfered my lease to a new tenant on 22 March 2020. All dues were settled and got my bond back. However the new tenant supposedly received a water bill dated from 20 Jan - 20 Apr 2020 now. The new tenant expects me to pay for 2 months use, however I do not have access to the reciept...
  3. G

    VIC What are our rights if the landlord refuses to maintain the property in "good repair"?

    By way of a quick background. My partner and I rent a fully furnished apartment in Port Melbourne, VIC. On Jan 18th 2020 there was a water leak due to issues with the landlords washing machine. The apartment was dried by mid-Feb however the apartment repairs are still not completed (the entire...
  4. A

    NSW Can an agent request a tenant buy carpets/rugs?

    We have been renting a top floor apartment in a block of 12 since June last year. When we moved in we introduced ourselves to our neighbors next door and below. Our neighbour in the apartment below mentioned he previously could hear a lot of noise coming from our apartment and had been asking...
  5. C

    NSW Bond money refund without sign contract

    Hi there, my girlfriend and I lived in a unit for around one month, we used to leave with another two guys whose have the lease of the apartment, it means we just rent the room, at the beginning, they asked us to give four weeks as bond money and we never sign a contract, just verbal agreement...
  6. B

    VIC Part of rented property not included

    My husband and just signed a lease for a rental property, during the initial inspection we asked about the workshop out the back and were told that it would be included in the lease however they had to get a locksmith out as they had no key for it at that time. Then when I went to sign the lease...
  7. J

    QLD Rental Tenancy application accepted and then later rejected

    Hi, I recently applied for a rental tenancy in QLD, the property was advertised as pet friendly. On my application I listed two outside dogs to be at the property. I was phoned by the real estate, informed that my application had been approved by the owner. We confirmed weekly rental amount...
  8. L

    NSW Landlord lies doesn’t give me my money back

    Yesterday I moved out my room where I was living for 6 months (where I was paying cash in hand rent ).After few hours that I left the apartment, where I was living with my landlord, I realise that I forgot an envelope with money under my bed. I immediately called the landlord and told her that I...
  9. L

    VIC Case to terminate lease without penalty

    Hi I have had several issues with my real estate agent and as such, have requested to terminate my lease without penalty. They are denying that I have right to do this based on what has happened. Seeking advice on if i have a case to pursue this further. I was not provided with a signed copy...
  10. T

    QLD Long-term faulty aircon, property manager fighting against rent reduction

    I'm currently renting a townhouse in QLD and the ducted air conditioner has never worked properly, and I'd like to seek a rent reduction for the time it's been faulty. The property manager and owner have been notified but refuse to discuss a rent reduction until the issue has been resolved...