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07-08-2012 19:33 #51
07-08-2012 19:41 #52Senior Member
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In NSW you get 60 days notice from your landlord, tenants have to give three weeks notice and if you want to kick someone out before the lease is up it's a matter for the tribunal.
I've been living in my rental for 2 1/2 years and only signed up for 12 months. It's what usually happens in NSW, most people don't re-sign a lease, you just stay on.
I know it's a different state but I'm having a very hard time believing that these are the laws.
07-08-2012 20:10 #54
Anyway I think my point still stands though - as likely or unlikely as it may be, they are legally able to...and I think the WA laws are rubbish (for both sides) And there ARE tenants and landlords that like to stretch every legal loop hole for all it is worth. I have a tenant that if it were WA would totally move out on the last day of a lease. She is a charmer like that.
A friend of mine in WA just received 2 weeks notice that a lease will not be renewed. She received this notice after making enquiries 2 weeks earlier, so a month before the lease was due to expire. She is now at open homes with 10 other families at each one. I just gave my tenants in QLD notice that we will not be renewing their lease - with the prescribed 2 months notice. I know who's shoes I would rather be in.
I also have doubts that many people in WA would even be aware of this. I rented there for 2 years and didn't realise that we weren't entitled (or required to give) notice to vacate at the end of a lease.
Last edited by Pina Colada; 07-08-2012 at 20:23.
07-08-2012 20:12 #55
I've been through all of this recently as my friend was upset at 2 weeks notice, and I told her Queensland is 2 months so surely WA must be similar and after some investigation found out that they didn't even have to give her 2 weeks notice.
I am talking about the end of a fixed term lease.
If it is a periodic lease, a tenant needs to give 21 days and a landlord 60days.
Last edited by Pina Colada; 07-08-2012 at 20:16.
07-08-2012 20:25 #56
Yep - periodic notice 21 days tenant 60 days landlord.
End of lease - zero either side. Although the second it clicks over to midnight on the night it expires - you're automatically then periodic.
Might be a silly law - but don't enter contracts without knowing all of the exit points and charges - for rentals, hire purchase etc. My point was it would be silly to enter into a written agreement without understanding the small print - especially when it's the roof over your head! The rental market here is insane, why would you do that to yourself?
Apologies for the hijack OP. I would detail the house from end to end and use it as a good excuse for a good clean.
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