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Possible eviction

Ok so my housemate and i let someone else live here but couldn't be fucked putting them on the lease and now we have a 14 day notice to vacate and my landlord came and yelled us and also I lied about having pets so we got in trouble for that too 

Wtf do I do haha

//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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PS the bottom of the notice says we can go to VCAT
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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I've checked this out in my legal textbook and it says regarding the 'notice to vacate' that  the landlord must give the tenants 14 days' notice if the lease is being cancelled because the property has been sublet without the landlords consent, the rent has been unpaid for 14 days, the place has been used for illegal purposes or the tenant hasn't complied with a breach of duty notice.

 

This is the definition of sublet according to the Cambridge Online Dictionary: to allow someone to rent all or part of a house or other building that you are renting from someone else.

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Yeah pretty much us haha @FootyFan26
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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@j95VCAT is the Victorian Civil and Administratiive Tribunal, it's a dispute resolution body which means it helps resolve disputes without taking action to court.  This can mean that it's a much less expensive way of resolving issues and generally can be done in a less formal manner than in court.  They specialise in hearing all different types of civil disputes.

 

Tenants have the right to challenge a notice to vacate if they disagree with the reasons given or if it is not given properly. 

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Ok so what happens if we have actually done the wrong thing haha like we can contest it but we messed up soooo hmmmm
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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You can chack this out and this out from Consumer affairs Victoria,.  These include info on how a landlord is required to give a notice to vacate as well as info about tentant advocacy services like VCAT.  You can also follow the steps here to see who you can contact for inquiries.

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Ok so what do I do 

//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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Should I be concerned
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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I'm gonna go to bed now but I definitely recommend seeing who you can contact using the last link I gave you in my last post. I don't really have any experience with this but hopefully there's someone who can share their experience.