We had problems with our first rental. We didn't have alot of money and were paying ridiculous rent (just so we could have a dog outside) the house was old and crummy. The carpet was pulling up leaving sharp metal carpet staples? Visible (which I cut my foot on) and numerous other things. When we left we only got half of our bond back because we didn't shampoo the 1 room that had carpet $700 we didn't get back!! Everything else was nicer then when we moved in. We planted pretty flowers in the flower box that had weeds when we moved in etc. but because of this carpet issue we lost our money. The carpet NEEDED to be replaced.
We took it to RTA but the 2 appointments that were made to sort it out were times my dh was working and they wouldn't allow me to talk on his behalf. If he didn't go to work then he wouldn't have had a job to go back too.
Anyway guess what happened next after they took our money.... They demolished the house!!! $700 was ALOT of money for us. It made us very angry.
This time round our landlord seems pretty good, however the roof is leaking and it's not an old house. We notified that agent and told him it was urgent. My dh is a carpenter and said it will cause quite alot of damage which will be really expensive if not fixed ASAP. That was 2 weeks ago and we heard back that they were going to get a quote but nothing since.
I can't wait till our house is built I hate renting and dealing with this cr@p