Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Apartment has had leaks for years so stated. I moved in Dec. 2011. Leaks have been never ending when it does rain. Mgmt. company is likely to be fed up with me in complaints, and ask me to move. Is there anything to be done this side of making it worse for both of us?

Answer: In clause 55 of the Standard Residential Tenancy Terms, a landlord is required to maintain the premises in good repair and in a state fit to live in. Also, in clause 57, they are required to make repairs to existing issues. Thus, a landlord is wholly responsible for any repairs prior to the tenant moving in, and during the tenant's residency as long as the tenant does not cause the problem (clause 63) For further assistance, contact an attorney. http://www.tenantsact.org.au/FAQRetrieve.aspx?ID=36428&Q

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  • Apartment has had leaks for years so stated. I moved in Dec. 2011. Leaks have been never ending when it does rain. Mgmt. company is likely to be fed up with me in complaints, and ask me to move. Is there anything to be done this side of making it worse for both of us?

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