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  1. #1
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    Question Can my grumpy landlord do this ???

    They are actually a brand new company that have set themselves up as property managers / rental management people and they wrote to me saying that the rent was going from $400 per week to $450 per week.

    I am moving out for two reasons, 1. New work in another town and based on the extra $50 per week increase it is cheaper to move and go closer etc.
    So no worries there at all, but when I read online and said in my letter 21 days notice as per the act ???

    They got really grumpy and said, fine but we are going to show people though the house as new prospective tenants before your end date in three weeks.

    Can they do that ?

    Are they allowed or do we have the right to enjoy peacefully until the last day, we clean up and hand the house back.
    I am also really pissed off I spend about $300 doing all the gardens now that I am not going to enjoy them, but Oh well, never mind.........

    Any experts that can advise, please do ??

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    Yes they can do that, but you can also ask for some reasonable limits - like for 1 hour max on a Mon & Wed evening etc.

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    From your post I get the impression that it is you who has written to them giving 21 days notice, is this right?

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    Yep sure can. I think in the last 28 days they can show prospective tenants through. As revdev states you can place some reasonable limits on letting people through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiz View Post
    From your post I get the impression that it is you who has written to them giving 21 days notice, is this right?

    Yes Wiz - your right, we told them, thanks but no thanks and we will move into Hamilton it's self instead of being in the country.

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    Did they give you at least 60 days notice of the rent rise (or was a fixed term tenancy expiring?)
    DFTBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by cube View Post
    (or was a fixed term tenancy expiring?)
    Interesting rules over the end of FTT's. Can't increase the rent at the end of one and the beginning of another with the same tenant.

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    Yes Keys that one caught me out recently - doesn't seem right either....it's not as if the tenant isn't aware of the FTT expiry etc aye.

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    Interesting rules over the end of FTT's. Can't increase the rent at the end of one and the beginning of another with the same tenant.
    Yes Keys that one caught me out recently - doesn't seem right either....it's not as if the tenant isn't aware of the FTT expiry etc aye.
    If you've got a long term tenant who isn't going to move, how do you put up the rent?? On the "second" FTT do you put in a rent ratchet clause?
    Patience is a virtue.

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    has been discussed here

    my vague recall

    if you want to put up the rent

    you have to give them the 60? days notice before the lease expires

    ie if the lease expires on the 1st of jan

    you have to have told them by letter something like 1st of nov

    that if they choose to renew

    the rent will have been increased to $xxx
    Last edited by eri; 22-05-2012 at 11:24 AM.
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