I have tenancy related questions and seeking advise for the same. The applicants sued me and the judgement from the ACT

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Customer: Hi I have tenancy related questions and seeking advise for the same
JA: Hi. What state is the property located in? And has anyone consulted a local attorney about this?
Customer: The applicants sued me and the judgement from the ACT TENANCY tribubnal is that they deduct 227 of my bond they hold and pay me the rest
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: i HAVE TRIBUNALS DECISION
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: please connect me to a tenancy specialist
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Hello, I’m John Melis, a solicitor in Australia, and I’ll be helping you with your question today.
Did the tenancy tribunal make a final order on the deduction ye

Customer
may i attach the order here
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John Melis, Expert

You can upload the order.

Customer
File attached (4M31QML)
Customer
The applicant on reminder to deduct the $227 and refund me the remainder of bond $523 has openly threatened me with an email yesterday.
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John Melis, Expert

I have read the order. Thank you for that. Please clarify your question that you seek an answer on?

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Dear Sadaf,For the avoidance of any doubt, you are not getting your bond, or any part of your bond, back.You entered into a lease in July 2020 that was due to expire on 14 February 2021. That lease was a fixed term lease and you were required to pay rent until 14 February 2021.On 1 November 2020 you advised that you would pay your rent and your share of electricity costs by phone message and email.Rather than paying your rent and share of the electricity costs, without any notice, you abandoned the tenancy during a fixed term lease on 7 November 2020, you were still liable to us for the rent. This demonstrates that you are fundamentally dishonest – in Australia, this is referred to as ‘doing a runner’.We then had to spend a lot of time advertising the premises for rent and a new tenant was found on 6 December 2020.Accordingly, any bond that was held has been forfeited for the costs of your rent.In respect to the Tribunal’s orders, the only orders that have been made are in relation to RT85/2021.Those orders set out that you pay your share of the cleaning costs and filing fees.Take notice, if you fail to pay the costs of the cleaning and filing fees per the Tribunal's order by 4pm on 16 August 2021, we will file for a judgement debt in the Magistrates Court.At that time seizure and sale orders can be ordered and the Sheriff will come and take your possessions and sell them to pay your debts.Alternatively, we will hand the matter to a debt recover agency who will file a default notice on your credit file. It would be prudent that you take legal advice on how it may affect your visa status in Australia..As noted above, you have until 4pm on Monday to pay your debt to us if you don’t want further action to be taken.A claim will now be filed against Prabath.Regards,Mary
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She is threatening me that she will go to magistrates court, debt collection and ruin my credit history
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John Melis, Expert

Thank you for your additional information. Please tell me what your question is?
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Are you able to pay the money under the order?
Customer
My question is i dont have to pay her right..she needs to deduct the money and pay me the lremaining bond
Customer
am i right in interpreting that
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John Melis, Expert

you are correct the money is to be deducted from the bond. You do not need to pay her directly.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?
Customer
I have more concerns
Customer
is she able to take any action against me ?
Customer
i have clarified numerous times that I am happy to obey the tribunal orders and for her to deduct the huge cleaning charges and court filing charges and pay me the rest.
Customer
Am i able to enforce these orders on her
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John Melis, Expert

The person cannot take action against you. The order says that they can take the money from the bond. Maybe they just do not understand what the order is. Maybe you can write to them and remind them of the order and that they should seek legal advice on that order if they cannot understand how to recoup those monies from the bond.
Customer
Is it advisable to stoop to their level and write that
Customer
how can i enforce this judgement on them
Customer
what should my next step be
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John Melis, Expert

Your next step is to have your local lawyer draft correspondence on your behalf to inform the other party they had to take the money from the bond.
Customer
okay. would that be magistrates court ?
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John Melis, Expert

You can use your local lawyer.
Customer
i dont have any
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