Leases - Eviction

Can Owners Corporations set limits on the number of tenants?

Posted on September 16, 2013 by | 0 Comments
A landlord who wants to have five people living in his two bedroom flat has been blocked by his neighbours who have limited occupancy to two adults per bedroom. “I want to rent out the spare room and have placed two bunk beds in the room,” says Bearforce1 on the Flat Chat forum. “However, the building has passed a by-law imposing a two person per room limit on residents over 18. He has a two-bedroom,...

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Public housing tenants on holidays could go to bottom of waiting list

Posted on September 16, 2013 by | 0 Comments
HOLIDAYING public housing tenants could find themselves back at the bottom of the waiting list if they spend too long away from their taxpayer-funded homes. Housing Minister Tim Mander has revealed he is planning to overhaul the current rules which he says allow tenants to take “getaways” of up to 12 months yet still retain their tenancy while more than 20,000 households currently sit on the waiting list. Figures show more than 1360 public housing...

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Tale of a Terrorist Landlord

Posted on September 15, 2013 by | 0 Comments
Tony Bourke and his wife Dianne have rented a home on a peaceful parcel of land at Pimpama on Brisbane’s south side for the past 11 years. The owner sold the land to a developer company which intends to construct 300 housing blocks. The pensioner couple were soon given their marching orders. Bourkes  received a Notice to Leave (which our Tim O’Dwyer considered invalid) by March 24th. Tony claimed he had an agreement with the multi-millionaire boss of the...

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