June 16, 2009 at 2:08 am #248492
As some of you might know, we recently moved house to Mt Tamborine. Moving day was May 20th (the day our old house and the new one both settled, so we had to be out of the old one and in the new one on the same day). We knew it was going to be a struggle so we had everything organised and ready to go.
The problem is that on the 20th, we had hideous weather and storms and 2 of the roads up to the mountain were closed. One was flooded and the other had a tree fall across the road which we had to wait for to be cleared. This put us behind about three hours so we called the agent dealing with our old house to let her know we couldn’t get through and we might have to get the last of our stuff in the shed the next day.
The people who bought the old house weren’t moving in until the following weekend and the agent said that would be fine. So the following day we went back to the house to get all of our shed stuff with the agent there with us.
The lady who bought the house then showed up, absolutely fuming because we were there on her property getting the last of our things. She told us to leave immediately or she would call the police.
DH explained that if we just had one hour, we could have all of our stuff gone and then they wouldn’t need to worry about it either. She flatly refused and told us to leave again.
The worst thing is, legally, all of our stuff that was left there is considered abandoned after settlement date AND if they decided to hire someone to take it all away then WE have to pay for it.
We lost most of our camping gear, all of our bikes, the mower and whipper snipper, alot of DH’s tools, and a brand new trampoline with a big net we just bought for DD. So much other stuff I can’t even think about.
How could someone be so unreasonable?? It’s taken me this long to come to terms with it enough to be even able to whinge about it. :rip::( I hope karma is a real bitch in this case. 🙁
LeecyJune 16, 2009 at 2:13 am #415945marzMember
Oh Leecy, you poor things 🙁
Maybe you should have let her call the police – I’m sure they would have placated her and let you get your stuff loaded. The Agent obviously wasn’t much help ??
Find out if they are getting someone to take it away and if you have to pay for it, get them to deliver it to your place 😀June 16, 2009 at 2:14 am #415946
The agent should not have said you could go back there without calling and checking with the purchasers. I’d be angry at her :@June 16, 2009 at 2:19 am #415947
How dare the agent assume it ‘would be fine’ just because she happened to know the purchasers weren’t moving in until the following weekend.
Grrrrrr, after settlement it’s none of the agents’ business anyway. She should have told you to get your solicitor to contact the purchacers solicitor.June 16, 2009 at 2:24 am #415948
Well we know all of that now! The people who bought it just don’t want to hear from us about it at all. They obviously know the value of what was in the shed and backyard still and decided to keep it all for themselves or sell it or something.
Who really expects other humans to be like that tho? I would never even think of doing that to someone, particularly when its no fault of theirs. GRRJune 16, 2009 at 2:27 am #415949
Perhaps they didn’t respond so angrily because they are bad people and wanted your stuff. Perhaps they reacted because of the rudeness and assumptions made by the agent.June 16, 2009 at 2:28 am #415950
…and it pissed them off verily.June 16, 2009 at 2:30 am #415951
Well while we were there the agent sided with her and said “guys, they’re asking you to leave, you’d better go”. She didn’t seem to have a problem with the agent at all. I don’t know, even if that was the case… who would make someone leave all of that stuff behind because of a stupid agent?June 16, 2009 at 2:34 am #415952
the agent sided with her and said “guys, they’re asking you to leave, you’d better go”.
That’s because she (the agent) was sucking up to them because she knew she was in the wrong.June 16, 2009 at 2:38 am #415953baringaparkMember
I hope you can get your stuff back. Some people are awful :@June 16, 2009 at 2:51 am #415954
Tell us about your lovely new place though, it looked beautiful in the pics.June 16, 2009 at 2:54 am #415955AnonymousInactive
I’d contact a lawyer ASAP>. yeah sure it may cost you a couple of hundred bucks, but once the people in the house have a drawfted letter from an offical source,, they might back track a bit…
I’d also contact the police and claim the stuff missing.. / stolen. and explain to them what happened., you might find they could escort you to get your gear.June 16, 2009 at 2:54 am #415956Kookaburra DreamingMember
If you were on good terms with your previous neighbours, let them know what a miserable person their new neighbour is, maybe they can name and shame her into giving you back your stuff. At least they can ostracize her or something.
PJune 16, 2009 at 2:58 am #415957AnonymousInactive
also if in the conditions of sale, if it doesn’t state contents of shed.. it isn’t theirs.. Get on to a lawyer.. they’ll beat that , and if not they will find the real estate agent responsible and their insurance should pay for your loss…June 16, 2009 at 3:00 am #415958AnjaMember
Oh Ellice how awful. Seeing that you did all the right things, maybe you could threaten to sue the agent, she is after all, the one in the worng.
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