I recently moved an apartment and new unit is infetated with roaches. I like to end my fixed lease without a fee. I am

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Customer: I recently moved an apartment and new unit is infetated with roaches. I like to end my fixed lease without a fee.
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: I am going to attach several videos of me and my flatmate dealing with roaches and send to the estate agent as a condition report.
JA: Where is the apartment located?
Customer: Chippendale in NSW
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Hi, I’m John Melis, solicitor, and I am in Australia. I want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me today. I’m sorry to hear that you are having trouble. May I suggest the following for you!

The infestation of the roaches is a very unfortunate situation. I appreciate the frustrating and difficult time you are facing with these roaches in your property.

Where the infestation makes the property inhabitable, you can put forward a breach of lease by the landlord and terminate that lease on that basis with a full refund of your deposit.

Where the landlord refuses to allow you to break the lease without penalty, you can raise proceedings in the New South Wales Civil Administrative tribunal for compensation.

Would you like to consider this option?

​You’re handling this matter very well.

If there is anything else, big or small, that I can help you with today, please let me know?

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