On a month-by-month, you don't ned to give a reason to vacate. So just put your notice in in writing and that should be it.
I'm glad you took the photos when you moved in. I reckon if your LL hasn't done repairs, they will try to pin it on you. Some LL are bad like that and it sounds like your Agent isn't that great either.
If you run in to problems, feel free to PM me. I may not get back to you quickly next week, but I will be around
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06-03-2012 17:17 #11
06-03-2012 18:35 #12
Ugh rentals hey! We rent and have gone through similar things.
When we moves into this house after a week of living here the lights wouldn't work, The windows were jammed and we couldn't open a few of them, also the fans stopped working and the garage door wouldn't open (obviously something was wrong with the electrics) we also lost hot water and the taps were leaking.
I called our real estate agent and told him what was going on and he said he will contact the owner.. After a few days I called again and he said he hadn't herd back from the owner.. I kept calling and kept getting told "I haven't herd back from the owner"
We received an entry notice that said the owner was coming over, we thought the owner was coming over to see what was going on ect.
When the owner got here he said he was just here because he wanted a quote on the back patio to have re-roofing.. I explained to him all the problems and how the agent was trying to get in contact with him.
The owner was pretty shocked as he hadn't received a phone call or email from the real estate,
The owner came over in the morning to do the quote and by the after noon we had an electrician and plumber over to fix all the things and the owner organized a locksmith to sort out the windows for 2 days time.
We got sent an entry notice about a month later, it was the owner having another quote on the patio and I told him that the shower head fell off and I had told the realeste about a week ago.. Once again he had heard nothing from them! In the end the owner of the house game me his email address and told me just to send him a copy of the emails I send the realestate. Ever since doing this 2 years ago when ever there is a problem it's sorted with in a week or for major problems it's fixed right away.
I would be going down to the place you rent through and just tell them what's been going on, and that the place has become "unlivable" because no one has fixed the problems (not hot water is very bad) and that you will be moving out regardless.
Hopefully in the next rental you will have better luck!
06-03-2012 20:21 #13Senior Member
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At this stage your best course of action is to speak with consumer affairs who will in turn refer you to VCAT (if you are in vic or similar for your state). Do not take matters into your own hands and say you want to vacate with 14 days notice as legally it is the tribunerals desicission to make. You are correct about the breach of contract, however with regards to the garden it was a verbal agreement which probaly wont have legs to stand on. I have just today done a property management exam (and passed as part of my real estate licence) and you must do the above to resolve the problem. If you try to vacate with 14 days notice you will more than likely loose your bond and be liable for releasing costs, rent etc.... which totally sucks but its law. If I were you I would start putting together a case based on factual evidence - video footage, photos etc...... Please get in touch with consumer affairs asap they will be able to help you get things resolved very quickly. Good luck xxx
06-03-2012 21:48 #14
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