I am coming to the end of a 6 month lease of a brand new duplex apartment. Unit 1 (my neighbour) has a 3 bedroom house, and I live in unit 2, a smaller 2 bedroom apartment style unit. Both are metered and rented separately. After moving in, I became aware that there was no Telstra or NBN connection to unit 2, however both were available to unit 1. My unit has telephone points installed and there is an NBNco box installed outside under the electricity meter, so I assumed on inspection that these services would be available to me. There was a lot of back and forward between the real estate agents, builders and myself and I was constantly reassured that the issue would be resolved. After a couple months, when nothing seemed to be eventuating, I formally requested that my rent be decreased to reflect the lack of services. Real estate agent declined, and insisted they were working to fix it. I issued them with a breach notice, they did nothing. I applied for mediation with the RTA, nothing happened. After a couple more months with no change, I asked to end my lease by mutual agreement. Real estate declined, and said I was welcome to go to QCAT. I began filling out forms for QCAT, but was unable to get good legal advice and with only 6 weeks left on my lease, I decided just to wait it out. I didn't want to risk losing money, having my bond withheld, real estate making my life hell, etc. I have given notice of intention to leave, and would like to have my bond refunded and not be black listed.. But I'm not happy that I have paid 6 months of full rent when I have not: 1. Had access to a phone line 2. Had access to Internet (I had to defer my uni studies, postponing my graduation by a year) 3. Been able to use air conditioning because there was no remote provided (despite requesting one from real estate several times) Do I have any grounds to sue? And can I sue after the lease has ended and my bond money is securely back in my pocket? Thank you for any help!