Could I ask questions about tenancy issues in NSW? No I haven't I'm trying to. Yesterday I got an email notification

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Customer: Hi Could I ask questions about tenancy issues in NSW?
JA: Have you talked to a New South Wales lawyer about this?
Customer: No I haven't I'm trying to
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Yesterday I got an email notification from RBO states that my real estate agent going to deduct $1000 on my bond ($1700).... And they didn't tell me why. I did nothing damage and left the property in a reasonable good condition.
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Customer: No I think that's all
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Hi! My name is***** a solicitor in Australia, and I’m happy to help you.

If you disagree with the $1000 deduction from your bond, you should tell is it immediately in the New South Wales civil administrative tribunal. Don't let the agent just take the money out of the bond.
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Should I lodge a case with NCAT directly?
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John Melis, Expert

you can if you cannot amicably resolved this matter. However, you should lodge an application with fair trading first. That might be a softer approach.
Customer
what application should i lodge with fair trading?
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John Melis, Expert

Follow the instructions on the fair trading website.
Customer
ok so I should start to act now right? Don't need to wait the agent to give any excuse
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John Melis, Expert

Take immediate action now.
Customer
ok do i need to apply both on Fair trading and NCAT?
Customer
or just start from Fair trading?
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John Melis, Expert

start with fair trading.
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Could you give me more information about what should I search in Fair trading? I can't find the right application
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John Melis, Expert

Type on your browser fair trading. On the fair trading website they'll have in the middle of the page application form. Complete the application form. There's help me news on the fair trading website.
Customer
it seems if I disagree my only option is tell NSW Fair Trading that I have applied for a hearing with the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, if I are disputing the landlord or agent’s claim
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It's up to you whether you go to fair trading for the New South Wales civil administrative tribunal. You have to make that choice.
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I mean that what I saw on the Fair trading websit.
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It says "tell NSW Fair Trading that you have applied for a hearing with the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, if you are disputing the landlord or agent’s claim"
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John Melis, Expert

If you have applied for a New South Wales civil administrative tribunal hearing first, then let that run. It depends on which way you're going.
Customer
Thanks for your help. I will check on NSW Fair Trading
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John Melis, Expert

It was my pleasure to help you today, and I thank you for chatting with me. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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