I am on the verge of taking out a 3 year tenancy on a rental property in Canberra. Having successfully negotiated the rental amount and some capital works with the landlord via the RE agent, I have been lobbed a last minute surprise in the form of a Diplomatic/Posting Clause which gives the landlord the right to evict me on 30 days’ notice. The agent tells me these things are never enacted and furthermore that DFAT insists on the clause as a condition of the landlord’s posting. I want to negotiate the notice period and doubt the agent’s claim that it’s mandatory. Anyone have direct knowledge they can share?
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