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I know this is a strata forum, but dodgy agents and the lack of any real legal remedy really pisses me off. Im under a ton of stress, dealing with many health issues, and now I have to move out on a short notice because of this agent. And theres nothing I can do about it because its all legal.
What happened :
A few days ago, I accidentally dropped something in the kitchen. A new tenant proceeded to file a noise complaint with the agent, who then proceeded to send me a warning via text. It was late when I saw it, so decided not to reply at the time. The next day, I fell sick and spent most of the day sleeping. Apparently, the agent could not wait for a response and issued me with a termination notice for breach of agreement (keeping noise levels down) 2 days after sending me the warning.
The agent claims the landlord directed her to terminate my lease…I know this is nonsense, because I have spoken to the landlord before when he came to do repairs, and he’s an overseas investor who barely speaks english, and he stated that he leaves everything up to the agent. I’ve also heard the agent state that the landlord and his wife are very difficult to contact as they are often overseas.
I’m guessing the agent either got pissed that I did not respond to her text quickly enough, or just wanted to use me as a scapegoat as she has been having trouble filling the vacant rooms at the property (she blames me for causing a previous tenant to move out, the funny thing is, that was months ago and I never heard any mention of this till now…sure is convenient).
Of course, I tried reasoning with the agent, pointed out that this was the first noise warning that I had ever received and it was an accident, and even offered to pay extra rent to help cover the room being vacant, but she just insisted that the landlord’s decision was final.
It’s really disruptive to force someone to move out on short notice due to “breach of agreement”…even worse, its all legal…no point paying to go to the tribunal, it’s my word vs hers. Theres no way to report agents for being dodgy either.
Does anyone have any suggestions on sites to look for a furnished room to rent, in Sydney eastern suburbs? The ones I know of are :
-rent.com.au (seems to be the same as domain i think)
-gumtree (lots of dodgy listings here in my experience)
Does anyone have any other site suggestions?
And does anyone have any suggestions on how to find a non-dodgy property/agent/landlord? I dont think theres any site where you can look up their name, reviews or anything like that right?
Anyone have any experience using some kind of moving service by the way? I have to move everything myself, by hand, which is really difficult…thankfully no furniture, but a LOT of stuff. Linen by itself weighs a ton, then theres crockery, two laptops, a heater, clothes and other personal items…it usually takes me a whole day to move my stuff.
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