January 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm #254306
I am in a bit of a difficult situation and may need to move soon.
on a friends invitation I agreed to rent her house and 90acres for a period of 5 years. at the time I believed she had been through property settlement with her ex husband and that she was to get this property. it has now turned out that the property cannot be subdivied. so even though I was invited and I signed a legal and binding lease I am now somehow the bad guy in all this and they are going to extremes to have me leave the house and give up my lease.
this week we went to a tribunal because they had cut of my supply of water. I won that naturally and have to have a new tank supplied and water carted in at their expense. now the owner is locking the access driveway gate so I cant get in or out. so we are playing the game of he puts the locks on , i take them off. GGRRR ! not that hard to do with a big enough hammer but annoying and it is an attempt at intimidation. so we will be back at the tribunal again this week i guess.
I would gladly move out of here if there was another house available in this town. I have been trying to stay here because two of my children have special needs and the school here is wonderful to them. they are so understanding and each has an individual helper to assist them , the other kids are great and welcoming to them. this sort of thing is very hard to find. on the flip side my youngest is extremely academically gifted ( was doing yr 4 at the end of kindy last year) so also needs to be accommodated.
so I need somewhere with not too expensive rents and good schooling. in a country area . i am not a city person.
any suggestion would be appreciated. as i am really getting fed up with this ridiculous situation.
NeroliJanuary 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm #488978
John and ZoeMember
I’m no expert in these matters but, if I was in your situation, I’d be contacting Consumer Affairs for advice (I’m guessing you’re in NSW). Then the police if neccessary.
If you have a water-tight lease agreement then, despite the harassment, I’d sit tight.
A further thought is that you might put the onus back on your ‘friends’ to find another suitable property for you, if they want theirs back so badly.:evil:
JohnJanuary 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm #488979
thanks John, I have been dealing with consumer affairs/ tenancy tribunal and I could sit tight as I am legally in the right it just so tiring to have to keep fighting. don’t get me wrong , if i am moving anywhere they will be paying every last expense involved plus compensation . I just thought it was worth a look around to see if anywhere else might fit our needs.January 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm #488980
Can’t help you with any suggestions – I love where we live, but the Sunshine Coast is now ridiculously expensive, we certainly couldn’t afford to move here now.
But do wish you luck finding the right place – your home should be a place of refuge, productivity and peace, not stress.
sonyaJanuary 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm #488981
It might be an idea if you define an area that you’d like. I notice your location is “Central West”. I don’t know if that’s Central West of Queensland, New South Wales, or WA or elsewhere.
Does it matter which state?
Do you have family to consider? (ie need to visit frequently)January 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm #488982
Yeah I was wondering the same thing – central west where?
And which state – any particular sort of schools etcJanuary 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm #488983
I suggest Gympie 🙂 We have low rent (compared to other places, I reckon it’s still ridiculous) plus many of the schools have special education units attached if you need those. We’ve got two heads, according to many outsiders, but having lived in Noosa from age 3-30, and here since, I know which I’d prefer 😉January 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm #488984
Like others have said above where would you prefer to live ie. towns, how much are you prepared to pay in rent (if you want to disclose this of course) would help in trying to find something.
The town I live in is a large country town with all services and has a fantastic public school, there are many in our area but this particular one is very good if you can get in to it, that has a special needs section but also caters for kids that need extension, so it would be helpful to know where you would like to go.January 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm #488985
i live in Grenfell in NSW. I think I would ideally stay in NSW somewhere.January 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm #488986
Wow, you are out west aren’t you :laugh: I’m on the coast so pm me if you’re interested in some real estate agents and the schools name.January 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm #488987
this idiot landlord has pushed things too far. he swerved his 4wd to try to hit my barins forcing me off the road. I had my son in the car with me who was really scared. this time I called the police. I have never had to deal with this crap renting before.January 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm #488988
Gothmother post=302625 wrote: this idiot landlord has pushed things too far. he swerved his 4wd to try to hit my barins forcing me off the road. I had my son in the car with me who was really scared. this time I called the police. I have never had to deal with this crap renting before.
Hell no! What a *insert every word under the sun that cannot say due to being to offensive!*
Good on you for calling the police, they can be chareged for harasment!
Ask for a protective order so they cannot intimidate you any more and tell the police bout the rent issue, you will more then likely get one which will help you big time!
Im on the mid north coast and have 2 special needs kids one in school and one going next year. They have the best school in this area (even against others ideas, the “best school” didnt even call me back! So i found my own best school). My 2 boys have Autism, one is bright in some areas yet very behind in others (he can navagate a computer and internet so well it would put me to shame and i know alot lol yet his speach is terrible). They have been so good with him and id reccomend to school to anyone who wants a smaller school who encourages the child’s academic things.
PM me if you want more info, its cheap to buy and rent here depending on what your after. (a house in my street is 145K and its a 1000sqm with a older home on it OR if you want fancy its higher but rent is good here too or you can look out more and get heeps land ect?).
For what its worth i am so a country bumkin, i dislike the city soooooo much lol:blush:January 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm #488989
I agree with Sarah Jane, you need to get an avo out against this guy! Good on you for calling the police.January 26, 2011 at 11:34 pm #488990
What a nasty piece of work! Take care of yourself and your loved one, you guys shouldn’t be the victims of their misplaced anger. Remember to get photographic evidence of everything this bully does or tries to do. Good luck in finding somewhere else for you and your kids.January 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm #488991
Wow, what a nasty situation. I hope you find somewhere suitable. I know you’re in the right re the rent situation, but really, bullying like that is not tollerable, especially when you have children. I’d move too.
I agree with Franceyne about taking photos & I’d also be keeping a log of all events, times, etc.
Hope you find a safer haven soon.
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