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No lease agreement anymore

My lease agreement for my rental ran out.
Do i have to allow inspections? They continue to take photos with out my permission and nothing has changed. As in no damage done etc. I understand a walk through but to have to photograph every room every time is redicilous

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You do have a contract they roll over into a periodic agreement and the same conditions apply. You have to allow an inspection.

Are you paying rent?
I have tenants who aren't paying rent at the moment, their lease ran out two weeks ago and I haven't given another. They are month to month at the moment, and do still have to take photos for an inspection. I refuse to do any repairs while they aren't paying in the hope that they leave.

 Of course full rent
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 Never been late always pay early
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 Under the new coronavirus legislation good luck with that you can be deemed vexatious and orders are being made in tenants favours right now
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 If you are paying rent go to the tribunal.
In my situation as the tenants aren't getting rent we can't pay for repairs, and as long as it's nothing major it can't be enforced.

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 Legislative requirements it can be enforced through tribunal as your obligations do not go away due to them not paying.
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 If it's something essential yes, but a broken heater or dishwasher no. I just want that bloody tenant out.
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 Why aren’t the paying rent?
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 One sad thing (among many) is that some tennants are using the CV to just simply not pay their bills, even though they can still afford to
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You should contact the real estate institute in your state. I’m not sure they are allowed to refuse a new agreement while still taking your rent money, insisting on inspections but refusing to do basic maintenance of their property.

 Real estate institute does nothing contact the RTA.
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 ^ they used to. Years ago I had a landlord that refused to complete basic maintenance and institute sorted it out
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 I'm property manager in QLD and no they don't they deal with separate issues. Rta and tribunal are only options
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 I’m in WA. I had a blocked toilet the landlord refused to fix. The property manager said sorting it out wasn’t her issue if the landlord refused to do anything because she didn’t work for the tenants but the owner. I contacted REIWA, they gave me a form to fill out and next day, toilet was fixed. Property manager got the sack soon after that too.
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 Good on you 👍
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 It’s such frustrating to hear that story. I know people out there would not know their rights and the bloody property manages say something that they feel too insecure to question being the tenant. Disgusting, but yes breach breach breach. It is so easy to fill the form to request them to address this issue in 7days, but no one knows unless they get the advice.The agents are terrified of it yet they are quick to threaten if bills are even a day late. I discovered this when they breached me for a electricity bill i had paid the day I got it! I have always paid everything up to date. I then got a letter threatening to breach me if I didn’t pay it, disgusting since a) I had paid it and b) they should have contacted me first without such low behaviour
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 * sorry they didn’t breach, but threatened to
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 I agree. What bastards 😡
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Tenants Queensland are amazing for information, even if you don't live there they will point you in the right direction (on FB). Also, check out the emended legislation for tenants throughout COVID.

Go to vcat or whatever tribunal is in your state, heating and a collapsing roof are urgent repairs not cosmetic that's for sure. Breach the real estate, which you can if you've told them and they refuse to fix, and it might put a fire up their a.s to get things done rather than have a tarnished name

Inspections are still allowed. They are still allowed to take pictures for their files, which you should welcome because they can show general wear and tear between inspections and can save you from having to fork out money when you leave. Ask for a new lease if you want a new one.

 They refuse to do a new lease. And yes i know but the house was a filthy when i moved in and i have pics so m covered and after 5 years any accidentle marks is wear and tear anyway there is only 3 two from movers one from a chair which ill repain the wall when i move out. Aka black line marks
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 It might be time to start looking at moving. I know it’s a pain and costs a lot but if you start saving now hopefully when the market drops some more you can move. As for all your other issues send them a breach notice. Hot water is essential and if they aren’t fixing it in a reasonable amount of time then you can breach them. Also only communicate in emails, and take photos of the issues with your property to send through along with an email outlining the issues.
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Could they be planning to sell your rental? We had a landlord go to a periodic lease (instead of a signed one) before taking pictures before they sold it. I would move in your case. My guess is they will start on open homes while you are still living there next and are not resigning it with pictures due to the planned sale.

Not your house. Yes you should allow them to make sure you are treating their property well.
Why aren’t you on a new lease?

 They didnt want one, probably because they refuse to fix things and dont want to be taken to vcat. They class all essentials such as no heateing or hot water for 4 days as cosmetic and not importnant. The roof falling down, its cosmetic and they wont fix. The back fenses coming down cosmetic. Now they are thinking of selling to develop the block of units so they care less. They wont fix anything but i cant afford to move and cant move unless my ex gives permission do to access orders.
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 Im tired of every 3 months having people come through take notes and NOT fix anything!
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 F**k them off! You have the upperhand. The rental market is free falling, the should consider themselves lucky to have you at this point. Take your money elsewhere. You can pay less money for a better house. Do it.
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 Apply to VCAT urgently
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