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Can my landlord claim this from my bond…?

By veganarchy - 8 September 2010 22

Unfortunately I had to end my lease 6 months early. I have agreed to pay a weeks rent in advance, which I think is pretty standard. I had my final inspection last thursday, I hadn’t heard anything about my bond so I called them today.

The real estate agent said everything was perfect in the house except a wall in the bathroom had been damaged. They are claiming it’s $800 to fix it, which is half the bond! Apparently there is water damage in the wall that joins the laundry and bathroom. I didn’t know about any leak until I leaned against the wall to rest whilst cleaning and the wall collapsed in where I was leaning against it. But looking back on the original condition report I edited it stating there was tiles coming away from that wall. Could that have been a sign of water damage and am I liable to replace the whole wall even if it was damaged before I moved in? And is $800 standard?

Thanks.

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enrique 3:55 pm 09 Sep 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Sorry Enrique but, do do this. It worked for me. threats to coutersue for failing to make requested repairs works a treat.

Fair enough.

Maybe what I meant to say was… don’t do this by turning up to your agents/landlords premises full of rage and threaten them in ways that could reflect badly on you.

By all means, inform them of your plans to countersue but do so in a professional and courteous manner (if that is at all possible in such a circumstance… i.e. the smiling assassin).

There’s no need to get nasty and bring yourself down to their level. 😉

enrique said :

Deadmandrinking said…

Deadmandrinking said :

Make them scared, threaten them with everything,

Don’t do this.

Sorry Enrique but, do do this. It worked for me. threats to coutersue for failing to make requested repairs works a treat.

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