Property Management Expert
I have a two-bedroom unit which is the rear unit in a block of two. Recently the owner of the front unit has blocked access to my unit's power meter as unfortunately it is located on the front wall of the front unit and can only be accessed by entering the land which belongs to the front unit. The relationship between my tenant and the owner of the front unit has gone very bad. The owner of the front unit has begun locking her gate and will not provide a key for the meter readers to access my meter. This means my tenant has only been getting electricity estimates for a long time now. The memorandum of lease which established the cross lease looks like a standard format but I can't see anything there that entitles me or my tenant or an agent to access the land belonging to the front unit. It would be expensive to relocate the meter and to do this would also probably require access to the current meter. What options might I have in this case?
We have just moved into a two-bedroom unit. Our concern is that the wall separating the bedrooms does not meet the ceiling and therefore any activity (such as breathing) echoes through to the other bedroom. I am locked into the lease for a year ... but I fear for our health as nobody at present is getting much sleep. Please, what can I do? Thanks, Brian.
I recently brought a property with existing tenants and I lodged a change of landlord form with the previous property manager. The previous property manager did not advise us before we settled with the vendor that the tenants had paid rent two weeks in advance. We asked the property manager why she didn't tell us earlier and she said her agreement was with the previous owners. Is there anything we can do to recover this? Or is it just too bad that we are out of pocket?