A tenant can claim compensation from a landlord if they can prove that they have suffered:
•Damage to goods
•Loss of goods
•Loss of money
•Substantial inconvenience as a result of a landlords/agent's actions or failure to act.
Tenants have up to 6
years from the date of fault (may vary from state to state) within which they
need to file their application for compensation.
Some examples of
situations where a tenant could claim compensation are:
•If you haven’t repaired a problem they have told you about
•If you have evicted or tried to evict them illegally
•If you have disturbed their "quiet enjoyment” of the property (Residential
Tenancies Act 1997)
•If the premises was not reasonably clean when they moved in
Tenants are also
able to make a claim for pain, suffering, physical injury or death through a
personal injury lawyer.
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Tuesday, 2 July 2019