I am a landlord and just sent a vacate notice to the tenant for malicious damage to the fence. Victoria. 12 months. The

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Customer: Hi I am a landlord and just sent a vacate notice to the tenant for malicious damage to the fence
JA: Hi. Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Victoria
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: 12 months
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Customer: The tenant damaged the fence and applied to VCAT for repair without providing any information to me or the property manager
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Hi! You’re speaking with John Melis, a solicitor in Australia.

​The Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal “VCAT” is perfect for resolving disputes.

You access the application form under the forms tab of the tribunal website.

The tribunal has help menus. The help menus will assist you in filling out the application.

The tribunal will send you an email after applying. That email will explain the next steps.

The first hearing is called a mention, which may move forward into a mediation, then a directions, to a final hearing itself.

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You can said: "Hi I am a landlord and just sent a vacate notice to the tenant for malicious damage to the fence".If the tenant does not leave you need to raise a claim in VCAT as I detailed above.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?Does this help with your question today?
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I hope this message finds you well.

I'm just following up to see how you are going with your situation.

Just recapping your circumstance, you are a landlord and have sent a vacate notice to a tenant for malicious damage. If the tenant does not vacate the property in accordance with the notice which is properly served, you can raise proceedings immediately for an order from the tribunal to have the tenant removed. You may also sue the tenant in the court.

Please let me know how you progress with your matter.

It was my pleasure to help you today, and I thank you for chatting with me. If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so please let me know if there is anything more I can do. Thank you for using our site.

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