Recently was listening to one of my favourite songs by the Moody Blues titled " The Story in your eyes " One of their few songs that was politically motivated . It gave me an idea .
Recently I was " Crapped " on financially by a system and organisations that were supposedly put in place to protect me ( the consumer )
Seven years ago I had become a renter . I had a good working relation with the land lord , hang on that is politically incorrect . Chairman Dan says he is a "Rental Provider " Only one Lord in my life and he does not rent houses or rip people off .
I advised the property manager that I would be giving notice to move to "greener pastures " We will see about that . I was told all the dos and don’ts , naturally all their way . I did what they requested . I walked through the house with the property manager and was told apart from steam cleaning the carpets in 2 rooms all was good . It passed inspection.
I had paid $1100 for a skip for 4 days to get rid off some unwanted items etc . I was thinking I would get my bond back . After all the property manager said all was good .
In the meantime the Rental Provider had removed 2 big trees on the property . Things changed after that . I received an email from the property manager now telling me my bond would not cover repairs that needed doing to the house . Wait on a week before I had walked through the home with her and all was good . Now I was told the bond would not cover the repairs etc needed to re rent the property .
I had actually spent 20 minutes or so in this persons office a week before and all was very cordial . Why the change ? Next day after receiving the email from the property manager I received an email from the RTBA requiring me to remit my bond to the property managers company and the rental provider due to the money they were expending to make the property rentable .More about that shortly. SMS’s followed regularly until I gave consent for them to take my bond .
Naturally I was not happy with this . In the last 11 years I have lost over $2.2 million dollars in property due to a siblings utter incompetency . Another $1500 did not seem to matter at the time .But it did .I followed their instructions . They owed me my bond .
The story behind the story . I had put $4500 worth of air conditioning in the house . Kept the garden tidy . Was a lot to do . Purchased replacements mowers , line trimmers etc .
I had contracted covid omicron 4 a year ago and am still recovering but I paid cleaners out of my own pocket to come in weekly and do the house .
What it all boils down to is the property manager passed the house after inspection . After the inspection the owner had 2 large trees removed and I believe I subsidised the removal .
I should have had my installer rip out the 2 aircons . Nah I would not do that as that would make me as big a scumbag as them . Karma . What goes round comes around .