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    Default Another rental question (NSW)

    So my lease started at my new property today, got the lease signed and picked up the keys first thing this morning.
    Went around with a bottle of bleach to scrub the kitchen and bathroom prior to moving everything in and the friggin owners are casually strolling around inside!
    I was so angry, called the real estate and expressed that I wasn't happy. Was essentially told sh!t happens and I could cancel the lease if I liked ( bit late for that one!)
    When the owners saw me, they shut and locked the door, and walked outside the back and just made out they were tending to the lawn( they were actually meant to be doing this as I had give an okay to it happening. The RE expressed that they would only be outside and would not have to enter the property.)
    They had used the toilet whilst there. They don't flush either. *gross*

    Can they really just enter the property lile that? I know they aren't meant to, but there seems to be no consequence for doing so, so what's going to stop them? The RE was so blasé about it, so what's to say it won't happen again?

    I'm so p!ssed off right now! I never seem to have any luck when it comes to rentals!

    Also the lease has started but there is no entry condition report yet and there won't be until at least Monday. This is a big no no, but I'm guessing nothing can be done about it either?


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    You should definitely contact the CTTT first thing Monday. That is DEFINITELY not ok. I was under the impression that the owners aren't even supposed to have keys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubintummy View Post
    You should definitely contact the CTTT first thing Monday. That is DEFINITELY not ok. I was under the impression that the owners aren't even supposed to have keys!
    Was planning on calling the tenancy advocacy line and fair trading first thing Monday. I didn't know that about owners and keys, so that's interesting.

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    I think not having the condition report is great - they have no way to prove to you the condition of the property when you moved in so can't blame you for any marks etc!

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    I'm not 100% sure but as landlords we have keys to our properties as does the agent but under no circumstance can we just enter the property, we keep keys for emergency purposes.

    Definitely speak to someone regarding them giving themselves access, that's a pretty big no no. We had a tenant trash our house and until he was thrown out by VCAT and police we weren't legally allowed in as technically it was still his despite not paying rent!

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    That's just not on. You should have been presented with the condition report upon signing the lease and receiving the keys!

    I'm not sure what you can do about the owners letting themselves in, but I would be quite uncomfortable about that. There's no excuse for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degrassi View Post
    That's just not on. You should have been presented with the condition report upon signing the lease and receiving the keys!

    I'm not sure what you can do about the owners letting themselves in, but I would be quite uncomfortable about that. There's no excuse for it
    That's it. I just feel so uneasy knowing that my privacy can and will be disregarded like that.

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    Former QLD pm, I know you're in NSW but hopefully its similar.

    As you signed the lease today the property is YOURS and only yours. Unless you have been given an entry notice then the owners (or anyone!) are not allowed to enter the property.

    Like PPs have said, contact a tenancy advocacy line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    Former QLD pm, I know you're in NSW but hopefully its similar.

    As you signed the lease today the property is YOURS and only yours. Unless you have been given an entry notice then the owners (or anyone!) are not allowed to enter the property.

    Like PPs have said, contact a tenancy advocacy line.

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    The RE tried to make out because I only signed the lease today, the owners were therefore unaware of what time my lease started so they were pretty much within their right to enter the property.

    Do you think there is actually anything I can do about it? We don't have form 11's or similar here. QLD's probably got a better system in that regards.

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    I would make sure when u get the entry report to say floors were dirty and toilet etc we're dirty so when u leave if it's slightly dirty they can't take it out of your bond


 

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