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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbity Babbity View Post
    Just because some people choose not to follow the rules why should the tenants suffer? The OP is well within her rights to sook, vent, complain and take them to the tribunal.
    I never said she couldn't vent sook and complain or even go to tribunal!!!

    In fact I said I really do understand her frustration and why she is upset I think it SUCKS that this is happening when it sounds like they have been great tenants... I even said I would have LOVED long term angel tenants like they sound to be!

    I was simply telling the OP from an owners point of view, and as someone who has been in that position before how and what can and does happen.
    It's not a bad thing to simply tell the truth to the point and honestly?!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlantic Puffin View Post
    I never said she couldn't vent sook and complain or even go to tribunal!!!

    In fact I said I really do understand her frustration and why she is upset I think it SUCKS that this is happening when it sounds like they have been great tenants... I even said I would have LOVED long term angel tenants like they sound to be!

    I was simply telling the OP from an owners point of view, and as someone who has been in that position before how and what can and does happen.
    It's not a bad thing to simply tell the truth to the point and honestly?!!


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    And I didn't say you did say that...

    I never said there was anything wrong with giving another perspective...I was just providing information...just because it differed to what you were giving as 'fact' doesn't mean that it was some kind of personal attack against you, and I am sorry if you thought it was...

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    I think Atlantic Puffin is right.

    You aren't being evicted, you are at the end of your contract. They have a right not to sign you on for another year. You don't get given notice, your notice is the end of your contract ending, which you knew the date of when you signed and moved in a year ago. They only send out a renewal form if the owner wants to renew, otherwise it is expected that it is the end of your contract and you have made arrangments to move out. I always contact the agent a month before to ask if I can come and sign the new contract, you can't just assume you are able to stay another year.

    They can raise the rent at the start of a new contract with no warning they just have to write their new adjusted price on the new contract for you to sign. They only have to give notice if you are in the middle of a lease/contract.

    I wouldn't think you have any legal standing with the tribunal.

    ETA.. not saying it is morally right though, the agent is horrible if he let you think you were ok to be staying there and didn't contact you before this. Do they just want to mover you to a month by month thing? You would think that if it is an investment property they would have done something about getting new tennants by now if they really wanted you to move out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbity Babbity View Post
    And I didn't say you did say that...

    I never said there was anything wrong with giving another perspective...I was just providing information...just because it differed to what you were giving as 'fact' doesn't mean that it was some kind of personal attack against you, and I am sorry if you thought it was...
    He said she said, I'm never mad

    I thought it was directed at me personally because you quoted me...

    But like I said, I dont get mad

    Unless someone eats the last mini snickers


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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlantic Puffin View Post
    He said she said, I'm never mad

    I thought it was directed at me personally because you quoted me...

    But like I said, I dont get mad

    Unless someone eats the last mini snickers


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    I was writing that "he said, she said" line I was lolling...it sounded very school yard....

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    I agree, it does sound like they're simply not renewing your lease, not evicting. Surely they have to give notice for that legally AND morally? They can't expect you to move out with days notice, even if the lease expires and you still live there it's considered to have changed to a periodic lease and they still have to give you (from memory) 21 days notice that you need to move out in my State, I'm sure the other States would be similar if not the same.

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    They haven't asked you to leave. Lots of landlords don't resign leases. $25 increase is normal and fair these days no matter where you live. But they should fix problems ASAP. They do have to give notice for increasing rent tho. But that's only if you resign right? Anyh

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    In NSW it's 30 days notice to evict tenant before lease expiry

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    I signed a twelve month lease, and have lived here for four years. I never resigned another lease, it's no big deal to me. Landlord needs to give me 90 days if he wants me out.
    I did however just get my second rental increase of the year, and I have disputed it. I maintain this property over and above. I PAID for the installation of an air con an then accepted the rent increase as 'an air conditioner has added value to the property'. But be buggered if I was copping another increase in the same year.
    I emailed the PM and quite clearly stated that in an awesome tenant, and the fact that my '3 monthly inspection' hasn't been done for twelve months must shows the PN has no concerns about the condition that in keepin the property.

    Not resigning isn't the end of the world. Allows you to keep your options open too.

    For the record, him putting the rent up has prompted us to suck it up and buy a house.


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    Thank you to those who were supportive.

    Interesting to see how landlords think something is fact and don't check legislation and then say laws are never enforced *lol*

    The purpose of this thread was not to bash landlords. That is not my complaint. Nor am I sooking or venting. I am being proactive by doing something about what I feel is a wrong that needs to be remedied. I'm surprised that it would be misconstrued as a pointless whinge. Perhaps I shouldn't be.

    Anyway, thankfully the Tribunal agrees with our submission and has granted us an emergency hearing this week.



 

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