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What happens to my tenant if a defect is found?

Posted 20 May 2024

Category: Building Defects, eBooks

Tenants have the right to reasonable peace, comfort and privacy when renting. The law restricts when and how often landlords, agents or their authorised persons can enter the property while it is rented. However, if a defect is found in the property it is reasonable to request access to the lot to inspect the defect to ascertain how it should be fixed and assess the damage.

Depending on the type of defect, your tenant may be asked to vacate the premises to allow the defect to be rectified. This scenario should include a reduction of rent or payment of alternative accommodation, which is a cost to be borne by you (if it is a lot property defect) or the Owners Corporation (if it is a common property defect).

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This is an extract from our Bannermans Building Defects Handbook.

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Published 20 May 2024