Jump to content
Vacating rental questions?
3 replies to this topic
Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:22 PM
We have vacated our rental in WA. We handed our keys in and 1 week later the Real estate agent did the vacate inspection.
There are a few things they have mentioned that we have to fix, but are things that were working when we moved out. One is the garage remote, the other is 2 light globes. We are happy to replace the light gloves, but we are unsure about the garage remote. They suggested it might need new batteries. Is this our problem? considering it worked last week when we handed it in.
Also how clean do walls really have to be. They have named quite a few walls that need to be cleaned. We had proffesional cleaners (recommended by the real estate) do our vacate clean, so they would have done marks on the walls. I am going to call them as they come with a guarantee. But what if they say they can't remove them? Who is the judge of normal wear and tear?
Also she said the phone handset was missing. We has this in a cupboard so I am hoping she just has not seen it. But what if it is not there? It was when we moved out.
I appreciate any help
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:19 AM
I see that you are renting in WA - renters have virtually NO rights there.
Firstly if the light globes were working along with the garage remote when you moved out then you don't have to replace them. Besides in the a tenancy agreement it is up to the ll (once you have moved) to check and replace non working light globes. It is part of a standard tenancy agreement but one that is often missed.
As for dirty walls - get your guarantee and if it goes further wave that in everyone's faces. It could be that the marks cannot be removed and can be classified as general wear and tear.
As for the phone handset tell her where it was left and leave it at that.
If it comes down to it let them take you to the tribunal but at the end of the day they may not bother over such petty things.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:21 AM
Also I am going to add - a great tip is to be there when they do the exit report and hand the keys over there and then. That way they cannot try and rip you off for things. At the moment it is their word against yours. If you are there you can explain your case.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:19 PM
Did you take photos of everything when you moved out after the clean?
More so that you have some backup as the inspection wasn't done the day you handed in the keys.
Just send the paperwork off for your bond. You don't need the agents signature on it.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
You really don't realise everything your parents did for you until you find yourself doing them for your own children ... vomit catching and all.
When you're a baby, even getting off a bed and onto the floor can be a tricky procedure.
It is a quiet video, less than a half-minute long. It features no flourishes to speak of. It has no kittens doing kitten things. None of the things that often make a video go viral.
Rugby league star Anthony Watmough and his wife Elle have shared their joy at learning their unborn baby, who was thought to have Trisomy 18, was cleared of the fatal condition.
To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Essential Kids and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are offering one winner and their family a holiday to a farm.
I may have lost that particular friend years ago, but I have gained so much from that experience.
It's far more than just a bag for nappies - it's the travel companion for your baby that should contain all the things you might need when away from home base.
The biggest joy of our daughter's name is that people really light up when they hear it (pun intended).
The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.
When Brittany and Brandon Buell's son Jaxon was born missing much of his brain and skull, doctors said he only had days to live.
Emily Bingham had been asked about her baby making plans one too many times.
Thinking of investing in meal replacement shakes to slim down ahead of summer?
It is among the most delicate and difficult dilemmas in medicine: Should a pregnant woman who has received a cancer diagnosis begin treatment before her child is born?
Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.
Looking for a baby name with a nod to nature, or one with an organic meaning? Check out our list to get inspired.
That cup of Joe is just the boost your body needs.
An illiterate and poverty stricken mother has abandoned her newborn triplets at hospital because she cannot afford to care for them.
The first time my oldest daughter called me 'Mum', she was 17.
A recent Facebook photo post is prompting widespread discussion of an emotional topic for many parents: rainbow babies.
Dozens of young women have had virgin births after undergoing IVF in Britain, it has been reported.
Your baby might be crawling around in hundreds of dollars worth of clothing.
A one-hour difference to the day is pretty big deal when you're little.
The frontiers of life are advancing ever further into uncharted territory.
Top 5 Articles
Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.
Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.
Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.
It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.
He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.
A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.
Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.
Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.
The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel.
It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.
A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.
We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.
Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.
With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.
The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.