Today my partner had to appear at VCAT to get a possession order reviewed. Long story but we had become behind in rent due to a lot of personal issues. Our landlord has been more than understanding and has given us time to catch up. Unfortunately the rental manager has different ideas, and insists on doing everything to the letter. Against the landlords wishes she took the matter to VCAT, we requested a review and asked that the possession order be removed.
As my partner was explaining our personal issues and the reason behind our arrears, the RM (rental manager) sat there scoffing and laughing. I find this incredibly disrespectful and also rude. She has threatened us with black marking on the tenancy database, and is doing everything in her power to ensure our rental history is screwed. To make matters worse we have and eviction notice to move by February as the landlord wants to move back in.
I’m so frustrated, the rental market is insane in Melbourne and we can’t afford to stay in the area unless we get a boarder to help pay the rent. We do our best and pay extra each fortnight to catch up, meanwhile my debts are piling up because there isn’t money to pay everything every fortnight. Things will improve once I can find a job, it’s hard after you’ve been studying for 5 years and have no industry experience.
End rant…sometimes it helps to just get it all out!
Posted by sonja_holness, 29th November 2013