Here`s a secret: these clauses are not always 100% applicable, but they help. At the end of the rental period, when the inspection is done, and there is a large scratch on the floor, it is much easier to deduct that damage (and get up in court) by removing all these backup clauses from the owner. As tenants, my wife and I expect it. My landlord sells the house we rent. Our rental period ends on June 30, 2020 and I wonder what our tenant rights would be. We have always been on our rent and have worked hard to keep the property in good condition. Our lease says something like the one mentioned above, and I am concerned that we will have to move. Do you have any ideas about this, the law states that the owner is responsible for the initial installation and connection to an electricity, gas and/or oil service.. Hey, AJ, I include in my lease a clause that makes her responsible for snow removal and is responsible for injuries. I have never had a problem.
In the case of Varghese v Liang-Huang (Tenancy)  NSWCTTT 973, the premises had a telephone outlet. The tenant assumed that there was a fixed network that was working, but there was none. The court found that the lessor is responsible for providing a fixed network, except in the case of a specific exclusion in the lease. Normally, if there is a supply problem, for example, there is a gas leak, so the first step is to ring the supplier and report it. You will then check where the problem is — if it is outside the confines of the premises, it is the supplier who is responsible for the repairs. If the problem is on the premises, you should contact the owner/agent in writing. If it`s urgent, you can call first, but you should record the details of all the conversations and send them a letter. You can choose to do the repairs yourself, but then you have to negotiate a written agreement with the owner/agent in advance.
(See also fact sheet 06: Repairs and maintenance). I agree, most small owners do not take their leases seriously enough. A good lease should be bulletproof. It must anticipate all the possibilities that tenants can cost landlords money from and protect themselves from. I cannot tell you how many times I have been in court, and the judge hears us for a minute, then sighs and says, «Well, let me see the lease.» And that`s it: no matter what`s in the lease, that`s what they have with them.