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    Jason235
    Flatchatter

    We just received a 4 week vacate notice due to the unit being sold. We probably won’t have enough time to find a new place and move with in this period.

    What are the options that we have to extend this?

    Thank you all.

    #38323

    What state are you in? This will inform Flatchatters of the applicable legal process. Also, what is the basis of your tenancy? Current lease expiring soon? Or a long time until expiry? Or a month to month tenancy?

    It is important to know this for fellow Flatchatters to  frame an appropriate response.

    For example: Are you on a lease that is expiring in four weeks? If so and the notice was properly served then you may not have any options but to leave.

    Regardless of your situation, talk to the REA. If they consider you a good tenant then they will probably want to retain you and may offer other premises on their books. After all they will know how you treat the residence and whether or not you pay rent in a timely manner etcetera.

    Your local tenant’s union will also be able to provide advice.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Jimmy-T.
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    Jimmy-T
    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

    REA = real estate agent.  For your tenants’ union, go to tenants.org.au and that will take you to your state’s TU website.  There you will find all the information you need as well as emergency numbers to call .

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by Jimmy-T.
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    Jimmy-T
    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

    FYI, in NSW the unit has to have been sold, not just up for sale, and the contract of sale must include a vacant possession clause. This from the Tenants Union website:

    The landlord can issue a 30-day notice of termination but only if both the following conditions are met:

    • They have exchanged a contract for sale with a buyer, and;
    • The contract requires them to give ‘vacant possession’ of the premises to the buyer.

    See Factsheet 10: Landlord Ends Agreement.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by Jimmy-T.
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    Flame Tree
    Flatchatter

    What reason can you give why you can not move in this time? Stating as much will help give you more informed advice.

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