After posting may last comment and having been given a warrant for a client in Western Australia along with one for client in NSW I was amazed at the difference in some jurisdictions.
I find it amazing that in NSW the landlord has to bear the cost for applying to the CTTT as a result of a tenant breaching the tenancy agreement and if a warrant has to be obtained and executed by the Sheriff’s office then the fee of $298 along with the application fee to the CTTT is not recoverable from the tenant.
This situation is nothing short of obscene. This should be something that we start to drive as an industry and with our landlords and start to lobby the various local members to have addressed.
Effectively the landlord must outlay some $350 plus to evict a tenant who is not paying their rent and he just has to write it off these costs that are of no fault of his own. Who is making these decisions it is no wonder we are finding it harder and harder to entice landlords to see property as a good investment particularly in NSW?