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    Um, wasn't taken as that. Think there's a crossed wire there.

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    omg what a pig. my dh would have probably punched him one. I hope you sort it asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Um, wasn't taken as that. Think there's a crossed wire there.
    Oh ok I thought you had read my post as suggesting you were trying to start WW3. As you were!

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    Renting a house that is also on the market for sale can be a bit of a nightmare - I've been in that position twice before. Fortunately most of the potential buyers were only shown through the home in an 'open house' once a week. This minimises the inconvenience to the tenant.

    Sadly the real estate selling the property you live in clearly doesn't give two hoots about you living there and is being pushy about showing people through at their convenience - not yours.

    I just wanted to add that if the owner sells the property and the new buyer wants you out, the timeframe is surprisingly short. There is of course a chance that you might get lucky and someone will want you to stay on as tenants, but in our case both times we had to move out and rush into finding another property ASAP.

    If I was you, I'd start looking at other potential rental properties now. Good luck with it all, I hate hearing about renters being walked all over.

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    Glad the manager will be seeing you today. Hope it is going well.

    Just to clarify the selling agent can give you 24 hours notice to show prospective buyer but they must issue you a form 9 if you don't agree.

    I would try to get them to only have a weekly open home rather than whenever they feel like!

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    Is there much for rent in your area HW? I'd be asking your PM to help you get into a new place. Better to leave on your own timetable than possibly be given notice when they sell and have to scramble.

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    The Form 9 must be issued as part of the 24 hours notice and we are still entitled to disagree with the time/date and request a new one. With a new time/date a new Form 9 must be issued. Until then they can't come anywhere near a property but this hadn't been happening.

    Happy outcome to report.

    We attended the meeting today and our PM was very supportive. Our comments matched exactly those of the landlord who was apparently very sheepish and apologetic (he wasn't at the meeting) and the agency, who had also received similar comments from other people in our situation, is now lodging a complaint about the selling agent via their channels.

    They apologised, accepted our Form 11 and offered to find us an alternative home which is great because it means we don't have to go through all the application rigmarole. It's something we think is probably necessary given the comments here.

    They are also fielding all requests for future viewings which is great too.

    In hindsight, I think the Tenant's Union gave me the wrong advice.

    Thanks to all who gave their feedback. It was so helpful!

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    Awesome outcome! Hope you find a new place soon.

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    How's it going op??

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    Well I'd love to report that it's going great but it isn't. The property was sold and naturally the landlord wanted instant vacation. Saw that coming. We applied for and secured another place. We cleaned the house and passed with flying colours and now the bond is not being returned. The agent who passed us says the owner wants to go through the place and approve it prior to allowing the bond to be released. Thing is, our contract isn't with him, it's with the agency. We checked in on Friday and got the ol' "It will be done. You just have to be patient." Meanwhile, no eBond lodgement has been done. Back to the RTA today to lodge a dispute form.

    I now fully understand why tenants just up and leave and don't worry about cleaning. We have been royally screwed. Without the bond, it's going to be difficult to secure the new property. The new agent understands but at the end of the day, we have to come up with another $1200 that they are holding onto.

    Just makes you sick of doing the right thing. Nice people actually do finish last.
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