Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

My Landlord Comes In

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

My Landlord Comes In

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Question: I'm a young single female, and my landlord creeps me out. He ogles me a lot and I've been getting a feeling he's been in my flat while I've been at work.

Last week I came home to find him in the unit. OK, I have to say he was fixing a light fitting I'd asked him to repair (although he didn't say he was coming round to do it).

I want to change my locks so he can't just walk in. Am I allowed to do this? I won't feel safe if I don't.

Answer: Unless you have an order from the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal to say otherwise, you can't change the locks without giving the landlord a key within seven days.

However if the landlord isn't coming round while you are out, how is he going to know you have changed them? It's a breach of your lease but if you really don't trust him and you don't want to move you could change the locks and have a spare key ready to give him if he really does need to get in. …

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