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Leon, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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Tenant has vacated,house left with many repairs

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tenant has vacated,house left with many repairs needed,replacing back door & locks,new door jam.$587.00,bond claimed by agent & used to pay removing to the tip,tenants old goods he no longer needs.can agent claim via tribunal rent not paid or any costs?
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: New South Wales Australia
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: owner wants agent to refund to him the tenant's bond money which has been used to pay clean up of hose costs and repair to a broken window
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. I will do my best to assist you with your question.

Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

You can claim through the tribunal any extra costs such as unpaid rent and any further damage.

You are not restricted to just the bond.

If the landlord has paid for the repairs they are entitled to the bond. If the tenant disputes this then they haver to go to the tribunal.

The tribunal will only give the landlord what it is owed and if they have taken the bond then the amount the tribunal will order will take that into account.

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