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Agent left front door unlocked after routine inspection

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by wobbycarly, 12th Aug, 2016.

  1. wobbycarly

    wobbycarly Well-Known Member

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    One of my colleagues, who is renting, had a routine inspection yesterday. No one was at home while the agent was there. When my colleague arrived home from work, the front door was unlocked. The only person who could have unlocked the door was the agent.

    Other than complain to the rental agency, any other recommendations for my colleague?
     
  2. chylld

    chylld Well-Known Member

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    Request the landlord to install an auto-locking latch? e.g. a Lockwood deadlatch? (still possible to hold unlocked, but much harder to do so by accident)
     
  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Can only complain to the licensee whose response will be pffft! We'll make sure that it's locked next time.
     
  4. wobbycarly

    wobbycarly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. He wasn't expecting any compensation, but if something had happened, like a robbery, I guess he would have had recourse.
     
  5. larrylarry

    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    If something was lost he would be entitled to seek compensation but he still has to prove agents negligence as alleged.
     
  6. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Give the agent a scare by saying something was missing
     
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  7. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    I'd chalk it up to a human making a mistake.

    Let them know - and hopefully they'll learn from it and be extra cautious next time.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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