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Hi all, I am absolutely desperate… at the ends of my whit. I’m hoping that someone at this forum could help or redirect me… it is not true that landlords are well protected as I keep reading on all the forums I go to… I certainly don’t! All seems to be designed to max protection of the tenant and all relying on common sense …and understanding which is certainly something missing in my case. I can assure you that I am the most compassionate person you’ve met in a while, this is my first property I bought and first tenants.
The tenants has moved in 8mnts ago with the understanding this is a brand new property and a few fixes are required. One partner works in the city and the other doesn’t or occasionally from home and is the primary home maker. What we found out a few month into the lease is that they have previously sued 2 previous landlords and their agents, strata… for insufficient duty of care as they were allegedly exposed to mould. This came as a complete shock as this is nothing that was communicated to the agent nor to me. The tenants are claiming high sensitivity to mould and claiming all sorts of remediation to the property and expensive testing … for their syndrome (which is not a disease!) they see specialists that I’ve never heard of … I have already offered a rent reduction for the room that got the rain whilst negotiating with the builder how best to repair.
The constant harassment about every little thing is just appalling – now they started to complain about drug dealers in front of the property …. and I shall not leave out their hurtful remarks about the ever changing demographic in the area directly showing their racist upbringing from their respective countries. I have also heard from a neighbour that they verbally insult one of the other neighbours …
The tenant are acting like they own the property – actually to certain tradies they introduce themselves as owners!!! They continually obstruct to remediation work with false arguments of fear for their health. YET they are not moving out!!!!! I rent for a reason! I cannot afford to live in the property myself!!!! I’m am absolutely outraged and angry that I might be the next victim of this vexatious litigant …. do they really have a leg to stand on? My property is brand new and I have offered for them to move out without any cost …but here’s the issue again they want money from me! I’m utterly shattered and don’t know where to get help.
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