A scenario a family friend is having at the moment (FYI don't buy in rural Tasmania). Tenants abandoned the property without notice and the landlords are out of pocket 11 weeks rent and 20k for repairs. They Bond Authority people are requesting evidence of mitigation of losses.. The house was re-advertised for rent almost immediately, but the main issue is they are waiting on the insurance claim so they can fix the place up. The property is perhaps liveable but there is obviously very little interest due to all of the damage. This seems to be an incredibly awkward situation. I was also pretty unimpressed that the Bond people said in their correspondence that they cannot claim owed rent for periods where repairs were being conducted, which is ridiculous because the tenants caused the damage in the first place! Does anyone have any experience with this kind of situation. The family friend is going to dispute it, but they are well aware they will probably be unsuccessful and will have to rely on insurance.