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    Jesus don't know what this darn real estate is doing at all!!!

    We gave our notice in writing to vacate yesterday.

    Up until yesterday the real estate agent was harassing us to resign the lease due to end on the 13th January 2017.

    Today notice came in the mail that due to the length of time it has taken us to decide to resign the lease that our tenancy has been terminated and we have 30days to vacate. Dated the same day as I went in! I went in at commencement of business.

    This all does not make any sense!! Thank god we have found another place!!!

    I will be getting someone to do the gardens but I will be cleaning the inside! The quotes I got are horrendous! $400 for carpet. It's only the 4 bedrooms. $200 per bathroom we have 2. The stove +oven $180. (Not even the whole kitchen!) prices in the country are extraordinarily expensive. We got our whole house in Sydney done for $480
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    It's the same as some agents saying you need to get the carpets professionally cleaned, you can't enforce things like that - as long as they are left in the same condition as when you moved in - unless you have damaged them , they can't make you replace something that is not broken

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    Note the one where they want us to repair by paint match any surfaces with marks. And to repair outside panels. Are they joking! Never ever have I ever heard of this ever! Lucky our perimeter is in great condition.

    The insides of wardrobes & cupboards were marked by previous tenants that also trashed the place before they moved out! It required a full paint before we moved in. The ceiling looks like a kindergarten class did it.

    As for replacing broken tiles! Are they kidding? That's not something that should be in an outgoing vacating the premises checklist.

    Especially when the owners can get a tax break from repairs.



    I don't understand all this!
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    That looks like the cleaning list from every rental we've had. Pretty reasonable to me. It isn't asking for all flyscreens to be replaced just any damaged ones? Repairing damage to surfaces in matching paint also seems reasonable to me?
    EDit to add when they ask you repair damage that would only be damage caused by yourselves / not listed on entry report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    That looks like the cleaning list from every rental we've had. Pretty reasonable to me. It isn't asking for all flyscreens to be replaced just any damaged ones? Repairing damage to surfaces in matching paint also seems reasonable to me?
    EDit to add when they ask you repair damage that would only be damage caused by yourselves / not listed on entry report.
    I agree with this.

    Which is why everyone recommends getting a professional cleaner.

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    But we haven't caused any damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticFalls View Post
    But we haven't caused any damage
    Well then you don't have anything to worry about! They are only asking you to repair or replace things that are damaged. Any existing damage should have been noted on the inspection forms when you first moved in and isn't your responsibility but all the cleaning and tidying on that list is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticFalls View Post
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    Note the one where they want us to repair by paint match any surfaces with marks. And to repair outside panels. Are they joking! Never ever have I ever heard of this ever! Lucky our perimeter is in great condition.

    The insides of wardrobes & cupboards were marked by previous tenants that also trashed the place before they moved out! It required a full paint before we moved in. The ceiling looks like a kindergarten class did it.

    As for replacing broken tiles! Are they kidding? That's not something that should be in an outgoing vacating the premises checklist.

    Especially when the owners can get a tax break from repairs.



    I don't understand all this!
    It doesn't say replace them at all! You absolutely should try match paint and replace tiles IF you damaged them, that's all that means - it's really annoying when people assume landlords are made of money, yes they may get a tax deduction , at tax time but they still have pay up front and that does not give tenants the right to damage other people's property and not fix it!

    As pp said it's a standard list, you would be shocked at how many tenants DO leave properties in a horrible condition ( not you OP) but we need to be really forthright in how to leave a premises as most people do not know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticFalls View Post
    But we haven't caused any damage
    Then you have nothing to worry about!

    This list just lets tenants know they have to fix things *if* they have indeed caused damage.

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    Looks pretty normal to me. They're not asking you to replace the flyscreens...just repair any if they're damaged.
    The last time we rented we had had to cut through the flyscreen to unlock the door one day because my kids had locked us out with the baby still inside. We replaced that screen before we left. We also colour matched and repainted a wall because we used cheap blu tac and it pulled bits of paint off the wall when we removed the photos. It's just common decency to repair damage like that when you're leaving a property as far as I'm concerned.


 

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