+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 12 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 112
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,910
    Thanks
    1,882
    Thanked
    1,474
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Is this legal?

    So I was sitting having breakfast in the lounge and glance out the window and see a woman walk down our drive to the backyard.
    Kids are out the back so I go around the front so as not to startle them and there is a man and little girl on the porch.
    Says he is the owner and want to "look around".

    I said "Oh noone notified us that you were coming. Does the agent know? I have two kids here so it's not the best time."

    He said sorry, asked how long we had been here and left.

    Kids are freaked out as a strange woman wandered into "our" yard while they were playing.

    Text H and he just said "hmm be nice they are the owners".
    I get that, I was nice. But surely this isn't ok??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,229
    Thanks
    977
    Thanked
    480
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    No it's definitely not ok and I would be phoning your real estate to make a complaint.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to just her chameleon For This Useful Post:

    VicPark  (15-01-2016)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    6,891
    Thanks
    4,788
    Thanked
    4,226
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Is this legal?

    oh god, typical male response.

    no, definitely not ok. owner or otherwise, they need to adhere to the rules of giving sufficient notice to access the property.

    I'd be calling the property manager and querying wtf is going on and was it really the owner and if so, wtf he's doing on the property without the required notice.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to turquoisecoast For This Useful Post:

    AdornedWithCats  (11-01-2016)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    250
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    205
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by just her chameleon View Post
    No it's definitely not ok and I would be phoning your real estate to make a complaint.
    Yeps I agree.

    Another thought - what's the proof that they are even the owners? Anyone could just rock up and saying "hey I'm the owner" to you as a way to gain access to the house/yard etc.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to alliecat89 For This Useful Post:

    VicPark  (15-01-2016)

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    790
    Thanks
    669
    Thanked
    367
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I don't know about laws in Australia but in the uk you have to give at least 24hours notice to the tenants if you want access to the property (I assume this would also apply to the grounds). So I think it sounds illegal to me and I would bring it up with the estate agent.

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    936
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked
    377
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    How would you even know if they are really the owners?
    That is trespassing and definitely an illegal invasion of your privacy. Call the agents

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to azelqra For This Useful Post:

    zoz  (12-01-2016)

  11. #7
    ~Marigold~'s Avatar
    ~Marigold~ is offline You make me happy, when skies are grey
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,039
    Thanks
    9,662
    Thanked
    4,985
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    This isn't legal. And they would know that. Call the agent asap and if you are worried about "complaining" about the owners, specify that you want the agent to call them to check it actually WAS them, say that it made you very anxious as they could have been complete strangers for all you know.
    Yeah, not on at all.

    ETA - @Elijahs Mum
    Last edited by ~Marigold~; 11-01-2016 at 09:56.

  12. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to ~Marigold~ For This Useful Post:

    AdornedWithCats  (11-01-2016),ChatlotteA  (12-01-2016),DT75  (11-01-2016),HeavenBlue  (12-01-2016),VicPark  (15-01-2016),Wise Enough  (11-01-2016)

  13. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Mackay
    Posts
    6,275
    Thanks
    809
    Thanked
    2,399
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Sounds really suss to me- if they are the owners, surely they would know how long you had been there?

    Fairly sure its not legal for people (including owners) to just rock up unannounced. There are minimum time frames that need to be given in written form regardless of who it is entering the property. We used to rent off my uncle (through a real estate), and even he had to give written notification if he wanted to enter the property.

    Maybe call the RTA and speak with them?

  14. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    3,587
    Thanks
    28,170
    Thanked
    14,013
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'd contact your Agent. Different states have different rules as far as how much notice they have to give prior to attending your property, but as far as I'm aware they all have to give some form of notice!

    Yes, he is the owner. But as a tenant you still have rights and he has an obligation to abide by the relevant residential tenancy act.

  15. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    2,275
    Thanks
    2,727
    Thanked
    1,592
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by nh2489 View Post
    I don't know about laws in Australia but in the uk you have to give at least 24hours notice to the tenants if you want access to the property (I assume this would also apply to the grounds). So I think it sounds illegal to me and I would bring it up with the estate agent.
    It's the same in Aust.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Legal Advice- who from?
    By DT75 in forum Step-parents / Blended families
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-10-2015, 14:48
  2. Staircase- legal requirements qld
    By SheWarrior in forum House & Gardens
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-09-2015, 15:10
  3. Legal movie downloads/hire
    By 2BlueBirds in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-06-2015, 21:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
ProSwim
ProSwim Rostrevor runs learn to swim classes for children and adults. Lessons are run during the Summer months (Oct-Mar). Our indoor centre at Plympton Park has lessons all year round, including school holidays.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!