I lived in Pitt St Randwick and was evicted at the end of the lease because, after advertising the unit as having a deck, the owner got nervous about children using it. I had just left a violent relationship and had a five year old and a one year old.
I was very very short of cash so had to scrounge money from friends and relatives to cover the new bond and the cost of the move. I didn't have a permanent job and found it very difficult to find a property that would lease to me.Read more
Joel and Elena
From Joel - I'd been renting the apartment the apartment for a couple of years, after taking over the lease from a friend who'd been there for years before. Pretty good relationship with the agent and pretty absent landlord. At one stage the landlord requested a rent increase, not unreasonably as the rent had been low as the apartment was showing heavy wear and tear compared to other apartments in the complex.
We had an agreement with the agent that the rent increase would be on hold until a list of maintenance and repairs were completed. My mistake was to not get this in writing. Nine months after the initial request, with the maintenance uncompleted, the agent moved on to another company. The new agent hit me with an eviction warning over unpaid rent over the nine months period for the amount that the increase would have been.Read more