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    You need to put a request in writing ( also take photos) to show the puddles/ mould stating because of the above we are requesting to terminate our lease without penalty as the unit is not fit to live in

    See what they say - being a unit it will be a strata problem so the landlord can get it repaired through the body corporate but you either get him to put you up somewhere else while the work is getting done or it's probably easier to move if the unit is that old anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by callmedragon22 View Post
    Bit of a hit and miss... We've had an oven replaced (heat element was rusty and fell off), toilet leak fixed, blinds replaced after ages (ripped when we moved in) and bathroom cupboard doors replaced but have been asking for our stove to be fixed for almost a year and nothing.

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    Got a GP that you see regularly or one who has seen you in the past for any respiratory issues? Ask them to write a letter about you having an existing medical condition or history requiring you to be in an environment free from mould.

    When you speak to your agent cough up a storm. Got ventolin???

    Sure you can go the other way with consumer affairs etc but it might help you get a bit of sympathy off the agent, not jack them up and keep your reference intact if you use the approach of "You guys have been really helpful but my dr says I need to be away from mould to get better" etc. Be nice as pie. If they have any intelligence they will see the potential compo dollar signs and help you clear off asap.

    On the stove issue - by law if your essential items dont work (oven, heating) you can demand replacement items while they are being fixed etc or demand compensation. Not good enough for them to drag their feet on items like this as they get authorisation from the landlords to spend certain amounts on urgent repairs, plus if the agent/landlord doesnt come to the party the tennant can arrange urgent repairs to a certain amount ( but good luck getting your money back if you have a difficult agent). Do you reckon the property might be owned by the agent hence their reluctance to spend money on it???

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    If it does go through strata it can take a while, we had a burst pipe behind our kitchen cabinets that was repaired wishing a week (took a while to find) but the damage wrote off our laundry and half the kitchen. It was fixed under insurance but from start to finish we waited over 5 months to have it done. There was no mould issue though as DH ripped out the mouldy plaster straight away rather than risk it with my asthma

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    Please don't make up fake illnesses or my Dr says as if it does go to tribunal these claims will have to be backed up in writing and if you cannot provide them your credibility will be gone - you can easily go to tribunal and get a good result without resorting to lies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Que Sera View Post
    Got a GP that you see regularly or one who has seen you in the past for any respiratory issues? Ask them to write a letter about you having an existing medical condition or history requiring you to be in an environment free from mould.

    When you speak to your agent cough up a storm. Got ventolin???

    Sure you can go the other way with consumer affairs etc but it might help you get a bit of sympathy off the agent, not jack them up and keep your reference intact if you use the approach of "You guys have been really helpful but my dr says I need to be away from mould to get better" etc. Be nice as pie. If they have any intelligence they will see the potential compo dollar signs and help you clear off asap.

    On the stove issue - by law if your essential items dont work (oven, heating) you can demand replacement items while they are being fixed etc or demand compensation. Not good enough for them to drag their feet on items like this as they get authorisation from the landlords to spend certain amounts on urgent repairs, plus if the agent/landlord doesnt come to the party the tennant can arrange urgent repairs to a certain amount ( but good luck getting your money back if you have a difficult agent). Do you reckon the property might be owned by the agent hence their reluctance to spend money on it???
    When you said Drs report I don't know why I didn't think doctors. I thought you meant a report on the mould in the carpet. I'm not wanting to fake an illness :/

    It's a 3 hot plate top and the 2 small ones work but not the big one (that I need) so I guess they think it's enough! Nope I've met the owners before, they don't own the real estate.

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    Carpets can be replaced whilst tenants are living in there, just means carpet guys need to move your stuff around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Carpets can be replaced whilst tenants are living in there, just means carpet guys need to move your stuff around.
    Cool thanks for the info Any idea about stripping and repainting a wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by callmedragon22 View Post
    When you said Drs report I don't know why I didn't think doctors. I thought you meant a report on the mould in the carpet. I'm not wanting to fake an illness :/

    It's a 3 hot plate top and the 2 small ones work but not the big one (that I need) so I guess they think it's enough! Nope I've met the owners before, they don't own the real estate.
    Not fake if you have respiratory issues. Let them have it if you do. Hence Dr rept. Mould and respiratory issues are an absolute monty. Even at tribunal, the agents are going to be hard pressed to discredit anything from a medical professional as their area of expertise is real estate not medicine and health. You only have to prove mould issue.

    I am a landlord x 2 and have dealt with countless agents as a tennant and in a professional capacity. There are things that they will baulk at or drag their feet over, and there are things that can motivate them to let you go peacefully without them having to spend money or time. Only you will know which might work with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Please don't make up fake illnesses or my Dr says as if it does go to tribunal these claims will have to be backed up in writing and if you cannot provide them your credibility will be gone - you can easily go to tribunal and get a good result without resorting to lies
    Preexisting respiratory issue plus written dr rept is what I would advocate. I haven't met any real estate rental property managers who are also qualified drs (in terms of attempting to discredit the tennant).

    The goal would be to get out of the lease quickly without the matter dragging on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Que Sera View Post
    Preexisting respiratory issue plus written dr rept is what I would advocate. I haven't met any real estate rental property managers who are also qualified drs (in terms of attempting to discredit the tennant).

    The goal would be to get out of the lease quickly without the matter dragging on.
    You advised the OP to lie and fake a cough? It's not the agent that makes any tribunal decision it's the tribunal member who does not an agent , I'm saying there is no need to lie as mould is a legitimate reason to break a lease

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