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NT Ex-Partner Refusing to Pay Rent - My Rights under Property Law?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by Peanut, 12 August 2015.

  1. Peanut

    Peanut Member

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    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help me. My ex-partner and I have a lease together, however he is no longer living at the address and is not paying his share of the rent. However, he still have his belongings at the house and is refusing to remove them until the lease is up.

    What are my legal rights under Property Law in regards to his belongings and his share of the rent if he wants to leave his stuff there until the end of the lease?
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Peanut,

    I would send him written notice that if he fails to back pay all due and owing rent by [x date] and continue paying on time, his belongings will be sold. Just make sure you provide ample notice i.e. at least 3 weeks, and ensure that he receives the written notice before you sell or destroy.
     

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