Residential tenancy

9
Jun

Property manager appeals “biased” tenant repair reimbursement ruling

A Brisbane agent has successfully appealed the “substantial injustice” of a tribunal ruling thatrequired a tenant to pay less than 15% of repair costs incurred on behalf of her residential landlord client. Living Here Wilston filed a claim in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for the recovery of a total of $7.1k against tenant William Clunesino for repairs, outstanding

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24
Mar

Agent pushback on liability for rental’s maintenance defects

A Burleigh Heads agency faces a $25k personal liability to a residential tenant for over maintenance deficiencies and

21
Oct

Agent pinged $8k for innocent trust receipt lapses

A real estate agent who failed to properly receipt tenancy bonds and left the cash

20
Oct

Can landlord set-off duty to put premises into ‘good repair’ by charging low rent?

Residential and commercial leases – and the legislation that regulates them – contain

21
Aug

Right to recover tenant rental arrears protected by Magna Carta & U.N. – Carmody

When veteran litigator Edward Amos was awarded a fraction of the compensation claimed from a tenant who walked out on a six month lease with half the term still to run, he 

20
Jul

Carmody rules outside dunny “is what it is” in Stayz.com refund fight

An online advertisement describing a holiday home near Cairns as a “family and child friendly… secure property …with the comforts

20
Jun

Philosopher landlord lashed on “unlawful” residential tenancy clauses

A landlord whose $5k bond claim included $75 for lights globes he argued his tenant somehow “left burning” for six months after

23
May

“Tricked” into tenancy: landlord bars entry to tenant, sues agent

A tenant refused entry to a Sunshine Coast apartment she signed up to rent has been awarded compensation

13
Apr

Property manager sued for poaching, defections “valued like rent roll”?

A national real estate office has successfully sued its former property manager for misuse of confidential information and poaching clients.

29
Jan

Can agents mark-up “expenses” to landlords & get full commission % on Wotif bookings?

Unit owners at the Rocks Resort at Currumbin Beach signed PAMDA forms 20a that duly authorised the managing agents

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