I have looked at my rental receipts and there are a lot of errors from the realtor, we have been over charged in rent.

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Customer: Hello. I have looked at my rental receipts and there are a lot of errors from the realtor, we have been over charged in rent. What are my options for recovering the extra money?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Queensland.
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: Maintenance and upkeep are all up to date on my behalf. They haven't fixed the leaking roof and I have told them every month for the last year
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Here is an example of the rental errors 30-8-21 to 15-9-20 then the next one being 12-9-21 to 28-9-21. It was demanded we pay the extra $680 in rent or we'll be issued with a notice to leave
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Hi! My name is***** a solicitor in Australia, and I’m happy to help you.

What you need to do is create a list of all payments you have made. And as you've been overcharged the rent, you can demonstrate you have overpaid the rent. Put that in writing to the Real Estate agent. And then ask for a refund. If they do not give you a refund, start a case in the Queensland civil and administrative tribunal.
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I'm scared that I'll loose the roof over our heads, I have a 2 year old. Could they kick us out if I went through with this?
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You have a right to be protected. If you receive an eviction notice from the landlord, then challenge that notice in the Queensland civil and administrative tribunal.

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thank you. I'll print off every receipt I have from them, tally everything up and take it from there. Thank you very much. google searching hasn't really helped
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It was my pleasure to help you today, and I thank you for chatting with me.

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Thank you.
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Enjoy the rest of your day.
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