When you are living in a house as a tenant, there are several things that make your life difficult. To avoid housing or landlord problems it is essential that you have a lawyer backing you up. Most people living in Australia are unaware of their rights as a tenant.
Here some of the common housing problems faced by tenants:
1. The landlord isn’t making the necessary repairs
According to the law, your landlord is obliged to maintain the property and make repairs in case of an issue. If the landlord isn’t keeping the property in good condition according to the law, you can hire a lawyer to get the situation under control. You can ask your lawyer to talk to the landlord under the light of law or take them to the court if needed.
2. Your personal belonging has been damaged
Sometimes, when the landlord isn’t repairing the property a failure can cause a damage to something that is your personal belonging. For instance, if a crack in the roof is ignored and it breaks down damaging your electronics and furniture. In that case you can hire a lawyer and go after the tenant for your damage.
3. When you are injured
Let’s say, you’ve discover a mold outbreak in the house because your landlord didn’t get the house fumigated when he found out about the issue. The outcome has made you and your family extremely unwell. When an accident occurs because of your landlord’s carelessness, you can take legal action against them.
The construction law in Australia safeguards the rights of builders, owners and tenants. In case of a situation where as a tenant you are being threatened, these laws will help you protect yourself.