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VIC Property Law - Recouping Money for Bond and Furniture from Ex?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by Howley, 18 January 2016.

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  1. Howley

    Howley Member

    18 January 2016
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    I moved out of the rental property my now ex and I lived in. I was on the lease and have since been taken off the lease via the real estate agent. The real estate agent advises that the splitting of the bond is a private matter. My ex won't pay me out even when I offered for him to pay in instalments. I left furniture there too (that I had paid for) as he needed it.

    Is there anything that I can legally do under Property Law to recoup the money that he owes me?

  2. Therese

    Therese Well-Known Member

    11 October 2015
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    Hi Howley,

    My understanding is that you are entitled to receive the part of the bond you paid. As he is refusing to pay it back you may engage professionals.

    I would suggest trying free mediation to help resolve disputes with your housemate (being your ex) from the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria before you get legal advice.

    You may also approach the Federation of Community Legal Centres to find your closest legal aid centre who give free legal advice on co-tenant disputes.

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