housing

One of the best moments during the whole moving-house extravaganza, was waking up at 7.30am on the Saturday, to find Bethany in the hall pushing the piano with a friend toward the front door. With bravado and gumption. i don’t usually think of a piano as something easily shifted, but Bethany and gray and all…

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Don’t know what’s going on with the Rental Market, but when i heard Ju-Yuen and her partner were given notice – for the second time in a year – i sighed with despair. Two weeks ago, David came into work looking depressed, and told us that with his partner and child he’d been given notice….

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Well i took the latest letter down to John this morning. It’s fully legalese. He wasn’t so happy. “Oh you’re going the legal road are you? But we’ve always been friendly.” Well until you gave us half the legal requirement for notice to vacate, yeah. i hope things don’t get ugly. Anyone got a spare…

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Good news, everyone! When we consulted the very wonderful Tenants Union o’ Victoria (tuv.org.au), they told us that the Notice to Vacate was legally invalid, and the minimum period is 60 days – even when you’re not on a fixed term lease (ie month-to-month). So, technically you could just ignore the letter, the lawyer told…

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Oh no, the day has come. We thought things were a bit strange when Bobby the new landlord started having his mail directed to our mailbox. I think i’m still in shock. So John comes around yesterday evening and asks to see me. He’s got a letter, and he says, “i don’t think you’re going…

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