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    Yes, if you have a lease. With no lease you do not have as many rights.

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    Maybe ask if they are intending on selling/asking you to vacate soon? See what they say. It's good to know to be prepared. And if not ask to resign a lease if you are happy to. Because maybe on the flip side they are worried you might just move out as you aren't on lease and they want the damage repaired?

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    I would just fix it and find ways of avoiding further damage. If the dog is damaging someone else's property then that is an issue that needs to be rectified. They did you a favour by allowing you to have a dog, I would be doing everything possible to return that favour TBH and I don't understand why it's an issue.

    I also agree with PP's that they are covering themselves early just in case you refuse to fix it at the end of the lease and the bond doesn't cover it. Not saying you would refuse of course but some people would!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_lemons View Post
    They have to give us 2 months notice to vacate. And issue an intention to sell form to us. I've spoken to the RTA and will be following their advice.

    Thanks everyone.
    just curious - but what are you seeking advice about then? if you are on a month-to-month lease, they are entitled to ask you to vacate. And to fix the damage.

    Good luck with finding a new rental though. With dogs it is soooo hard.

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    Depending on what state you're in there are great government websites like this:

    http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consum...d_repairs.html

    It is fairly clear it is your responsibility to repair the damage. As far as timing goes, so long as they give you a reasonable time to repair the breach, then that is all they need to do. Extending from 30 to 60 days is very reasonable of them.

    If they inspected reasonably recently, I wouldn't be questioning the timing of this like pp. By the time they got home, made a decision, wrote to the RE, who in turn discussed it with them and wrote to you - it can take a while. RE's do not react the same way to damage as owners, so the fact the RE has inspected the property several times with the damage present and not said anything doesn't mean much.

    If you owned your own home then you could choose to live with damaged doors, but the fact is that you live in someone else's home and they have every right to insist that you keep the property in the same condition as when you started living there, at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    just curious - but what are you seeking advice about then? if you are on a month-to-month lease, they are entitled to ask you to vacate. And to fix the damage.

    Good luck with finding a new rental though. With dogs it is soooo hard.
    Lol! We aren't being asked to vacate. I was asking about our rights to wait to repair the superficial damage at the end of our lease rather than now. RTA wasn't open over the weekend - decided to post a thread. Spoke to RTA this morning. All good!

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    This is why I'd never allow pets in a rental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    This is why I'd never allow pets in a rental.
    Not really relevant given that our owners CHOSE to approve us to have a puppy. They also could of CHOSE to say no.

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    Mods - can you close this thread now. I've gotten all the advice I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_lemons View Post
    Not really relevant given that our owners CHOSE to approve us to have a puppy. They also could of CHOSE to say no.
    They probably now feel that they should've CHOSE to say no.


 

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