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I have a rental property in Footscray, Vic. I have had it 2…

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Hi, I have a rental property...
Hi,
I have a rental property in Footscray, Vic.
I have had it for nearly 2 years.
There are 10 units attached to building.
Recent guttering works have resulted in severe damage to my unit and the one above.
This has only been brought to my attention recently by property manager and tenants.
The body corporate has known and 6 weeks later they hve done nothing as a result the damage has worsened.
The tenants now want to leave as they feel it is dangerous.
I will be out of rental income.
What can I do?
The body corporate are no closer to commencing work.
I'm not sure what to do and how to act on this?
Help.
Bec
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