Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Australia Law Questions
R u. Im in a granny flat. private rental. landlord lives in
im in a granny flat. private rental. landlord lives in front house. i have been since nov 2020. paying $240 /week including elec and water. we had an argument yesterday as he disturbed my peace. he then threatened to assault me. police have been out 3 times in 30 hrs. he has been turning my power off. and water. he gave me 60 days notice to move out 4 days ago. after the arguement he gave me 30 days. then 2 hrs later said hed been to the court and reckons i have to leave immediately. i am unable to call legal aid as its the weekend. he turned thw power on yesterday afternoon. then off at 11pmish so i rang police and they said i could force the padlock he put on illegally (not ausgrid approved) to keep me out. so i did. 4am he turned it back off... then at 9am he turned it back on. police came aa i called them to speak to him to get him to put back on. he did. water is at a trickle... i went out to get medication as im off work with a bad back and got home to find he had turned my air con isolator off and blocked access to it. he says hes going to turn power and water off at 5pm tomorrow. what do i do :/ … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
Iam 4 weeks behind in rent, kept up with and paid rent all
Iam 4 weeks behind in rent , kept up with and paid rent all through cv19 & 2020. Landlord is subletting to me I live in a shed. Iam a maintenance carpenter and have done many works for landlord curren… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
My son rented a granny flat in a country town of NSW. The
My son rented a granny flat in a country town of NSW. The arrangement was $200 per week with a so called bond of $400. There were no rental contracts. The flat was furnished. After being there for 9 m… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
The builder we have contracted under a fixed price contract
The builder we have contracted under a fixed price contract has locked us out of our shed which he has been contracted to internally fitout a granny flat. He has been paid a progress payments for expe… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
7,665 satisfied customers
Im a single mum and just moved into my new rental property 7
Hi Im a single mum and just moved into my new rental property 7 days ago. The landlord live in the granny flat 100 metres away. Last night I got a knock at the door by him around 7pm a notice of breac… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
Thanks for being here. I have a question about housing laws
Hi Pearl, thanks for being here. I have a question about housing laws in NSW. … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
My son has just had a real estate agent arrive at the house
My son has just had a real estate agent arrive at the house he is renting,he was at work and the friend that was at the house refused her entry as Brodie wasn't home , she has called Brodie and abused… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
WHen signing a lease agreement does the witness need to be
WHen signing a lease agreement does the witness need to be neutral from the contract being signed? … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
I am the grandparent of a 9 year old little boy and an 8
i am the grandparent of a 9 year old little boy and an 8 year old little boy. We have had the two of them living with us, off and on, for the past two and a half years. Off and in as when their dad isn't working and is home (my husband and I live in an adjacent granny flat) he has the boys with him. Their mother is a chronic alcoholic with a mental illness. Sometimes sh is sober but not all the Tim. She and our son are separated. She is abysive, violent and aggressive and doesn't always have to be drunk to be that way. We fear for the boys safety so we rarely let them see her without someone else present although there is no court order to that affect. Just before Christmas, she physically abused both of the boys and our 16 year old Grandaughter had to restrain her. We have seen her be aggressive towards the 8 year old at other times. This little boy has anger problems and behavioural problems and has been under a child psychiatrist. He needs constant supervision and guidance. My daughter in law, the children's mother, has been charged with high range PCA, has appeared in court and received 6 months of no driving, she must have an instrument fitted to her car for two years when she has her license returned, that she must blow into, and a 12 month good behaviour bond. She's been taken away from our house twice by the police. Violent, abusive and has bitten and head butted one officer. On those two occasions she was taken and kept overnight in a public mental health facility but she's also been into a private facility on three other occasions. … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
My landlord tried to assault me, while I was kneeling,
My landlord tried to assault me, while I was kneeling, drilling a hole in a metal sheet. It was 9.30pm-ish at the time, but I had permission to use the drill to drill one. He came into the room, picked up a 4m square X 1 metre piece of timber, and as I finished the hole I saw him swing it and swing it down towards the back of my head. However high speed 1/2" steel bit beats stick and I Blocked the swing with the drill on full speed & chopped it in half. He swung the remainder back towards my face as I tried to rise, so I chopped it off again, only much closer to his hand and he threw the butt away as I gained my feet. I could see from his expression that he wanted to hurt me, but having studied psychology, and knowing the 6' 4" guy (44yrs old) I said "Think very carefully before you make your next move, what do you want to do? … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
31,751 satisfied customers
My son is a apprentice and recently resigned after feeling
My son is a apprentice and recently resigned after feeling he had no other choice with his employers behaviour. He had worked for them for 18mths when he resigned he didn't provide his required notice… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
I have joint custody of my partners grand children ,one I
I have joint custody of my partners grand children ,one I had since 7 days old ,all he knows is that I'm his mum as birth mum ran away I love him as my own .the 14 yr old girl has ADHD,ptsd,odd and au… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
I am 62 years of age and use a wheelchair due to post polio
Hello I am 62 years of age and use a wheelchair due to post polio syndrome. I have two sons and raised them by myself after my husband died when they were eight and ten. For the past two years my youn… read more
kmslaw
kmslaw
Special Counsel
Bachelor's Degree
215 satisfied customers
South Australia; my tenant has a 2 week short fixed-term
South Australia; my tenant has a 2 week short fixed-term lease- due to expire this sunday 15th Oct at 2pm. They have signed the lease plus the correct Form 1. I'm concerned they will either not be the… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
My family and I are being constantly harassed and stalked by
My family and I are being constantly harassed and stalked by a female neighbour. She rings the police at the drop of a hat and the police generally apologise but it is embarrassing, none the less. I a… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
Hi, im in Newcastle nsw Australia and 5 years ago I paid for
Hi, im in Newcastle nsw Australia and 5 years ago I paid for a brand new reverse cycle air conditioning unit to be installed in the property I was living in. It was a private rental however I was payi… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
Hi There I just need some advice on my separation with my partner. I
Hi There I just need some advice on my separation with my partner. I meet this woman in April 2009. And after knowing her4 months she moved into my house as my partner basically as her Auntie and brot… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers
I have a rental property which I had a verbal agreement for
I have a rental property which I had a verbal agreement for a lady and her two children with one dog to move into the premises of 28th December. She needed to move immediately and I told her she could… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
33,424 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

33,424 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

31,751 satisfied customers

Family Law, Commercial Law, Property law, Probate & Wills, Employment Law, International Law, Criminal and Traffic Law, Litigation Tribunal & Courts

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

7,665 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

Patrick H.

Patrick H.

Lawyer

5,422 satisfied customers

Dip Law LPAB - Sydney based lawyer

James D. Ford

James D. Ford

Solicitor

1,600 satisfied customers

Lawyer | Founder & CEO at Blue Ocean Law Group

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x