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Another rental question… “failed” final inspection

By newsreader 22 May 2010 23

First off, I know there are posts about this but mostly seem to be about inspections while you are still within the lease.

My housemate and I recently departed a rental property at the end of the lease as the owner was moving into the property.  The end of the lease was 19 May, which was the final inspection date.  We were advised that the house and gardens would require further cleaning… I’d dispute this as they were cleaned, but fair enough, we’ll go back…

Oh no we won’t.

Owner has decided that we are not to come back to the property as he had started to move in the next day but instead would get a cleaner and gardener and we would have to pay.


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Aurelius 2:58 pm 24 May 10

To clear up some misconceptions:
Your bond is your money.
Once you’ve left, submit your bond refund form.
If the other side – landlord or agent – wishes to dispute it, they can. And the money will end up in limbo.
If you defend in the Tribunal, the onus is on the other side to prove their claim to some or all of your bond monies.
Then, it comes down to proof, evidence and arguments.
And the Tribunal will not give way just because some landlord is stroppy or difficult to deal with.

Fight it. It’s your’s. Don’t let some scumbag take your money without reason.
And speak to the Tenancy Advisory people. They’re useful.

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