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  • Profile photo of LifestylerLifestyler
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    Hello,

    Can anyone tell me the quickest way to get off TICA.

    Without going into it too much – some how I got caught up with the Real Estate Agent from hell (who have changed their trading name 4 times in the past 2 years – fishy in itself).

    I have been renting my entire life after leaving home & have been a highly recommended tenant from all of my past Real Estates & Private Rentals.   I had signed a 2 yr lease with the previous Real Estate Agent, to who I am with now, who totally conned & stole money from me from day one.  They either never repaired or took ages to have any maintenance looked at and basically made my life miserable whilst in that house.   To top it off they ended up putting me on TICA (without notifying me) for payment of things which they falsely accused me off (but somehow won over in court – talk about now justice for the innocent – but like I said earlier these are the real estate agents from hell).  On the court papers they requested permission from the court for me to be placed on TICA, however in the court summary there is no mention of permission. I have been out of that house for 2 1/2 years now.

    Do I have any leg to stand on where TICA is concerned.   How am I to convince them that I do not deserve to be one their database, when there is so many real bad tenants out there.

    I only found out I was on TICA when I went to move in March 08, when my lease was expired.   Obviously, I could make the move and had to inform my current real estate, who convinced the owners to hike the rent up a futher $80 p/w, instead of the agreed $30 p/w.

    I would like to move in Sept 08, but am at a loss on how to go about it if I am on TICA.

    Profile photo of newbi2newbi2
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    Have you tried talking to TICA?

    Profile photo of TerrywTerryw
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    Maybe you could look up the tenants union in your state and ask their advice – do a google search.

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    Profile photo of LifestylerLifestyler
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    newbi2 wrote:
    Have you tried talking to TICA?

    Thanks for your reply newbi2.  Yes, I did ring them up and got through pretty straight away, only to have a rudeness through back at me when I tried to explain my situation.   Looks like fairness doesn't play a part when it comes to the courts or TICA, its whoever can create the biggest lie and get away with it – wins.

    Profile photo of LifestylerLifestyler
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    Terryw wrote:
    Maybe you could look up the tenants union in your state and ask their advice – do a google search.

    Do you mean the Residental Tenancy Authority??

    Thnaks, I will try to call them and see what they say, but with all of the trouble from the Real Estate Agent I had in my last tenancy, I didn't feel I had much support from them at all.  It seemed the tenant had the least amount of rights or fight power – even though the Agent was in the wrong.

    Profile photo of Jon ChownJon Chown
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    There are three sides to all stories,   Your side – There side – and the truth.   I am sorry to say that it would be rare that anyone is placed on Tica for no reason.   You may well see it as the Agents fault and obviously the Agent sees it as your fault.   Is there any money still owing and if so paying this amount will get your name of TICA.   I am equally sure that once you become a landlord, you may well appreciate a list of nuisance Tenants.

    Let me also assure you that the Tenant very much gets the support over the Landlord or Agent in most cases.

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    Lifestyler wrote:
    Terryw wrote:
    Maybe you could look up the tenants union in your state and ask their advice – do a google search.

    Do you mean the Residental Tenancy Authority??

    Thnaks, I will try to call them and see what they say, but with all of the trouble from the Real Estate Agent I had in my last tenancy, I didn't feel I had much support from them at all.  It seemed the tenant had the least amount of rights or fight power – even though the Agent was in the wrong.

    Nope, there is a tenant's union in each state. They offer free legal advice to tenants.
    eg. NSW is http://www.tenants.org.au/

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    Profile photo of TerrywTerryw
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    see http://www.tenants.org.au/publish/links/index.php for a link to a union in each state.

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    Terryw wrote:
    see http://www.tenants.org.au/publish/links/index.php for a link to a union in each state.

    Thank  you for the info.   I will look into to it and let you know how I go.

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    Jon Chown wrote:
    There are three sides to all stories,   Your side – There side – and the truth.   I am sorry to say that it would be rare that anyone is placed on Tica for no reason.   You may well see it as the Agents fault and obviously the Agent sees it as your fault.   Is there any money still owing and if so paying this amount will get your name of TICA.   I am equally sure that once you become a landlord, you may well appreciate a list of nuisance Tenants.

    Let me also assure you that the Tenant very much gets the support over the Landlord or Agent in most cases.

    You have got to be joking.   I haven't told all of the woes that this crooked Real Estate Agent put me through, but if you have 1/2 a day perhaps you'd like to hear the full story then rethink your comments.

    Like I might of mentioned I have been renting since I left home (some 25 years ago) & have had no trouble with any agents until this one.   I am far from the nuisance tenant, but I suppose I see where you are coming from.  If I were a landlord I prob would appreciate the list – hence why I have chosen not to be one because alot of nuisance ones can escape being listed and I choose not to put myself through that sort of harrasement.

    I am just looking for advice, so this crooked agent doesn't get away with yet another misdeed.   I suppose without hear the whole story it is hard to understand my situation, but I am asking for advice not judgement.

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    Hi

    I need some sersious help to get some information from tica and a agent i have emailed and called my old agent , they have not returned emails and they kept me on hold for 20 mins what can i do

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    Someone's "Tic"ed off!

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    brenty705 wrote:
    Hi

    I need some sersious help to get some information from tica and a agent i have emailed and called my old agent , they have not returned emails and they kept me on hold for 20 mins what can i do

    Call again. or go there.

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    Hello everyone so i been renting with my dad with LJ hooker for a year , and there was a damage on the roof a small leaking because of the rains , and we went to the LJ hooker officer to advice them , and if the could fix it , as it is their job , then the agent said we sorry about that but you guys no longer with us you are renting directly from the house owner so basically private renting . so after our contract finished we haven’t didnt renew it . we stayed paying to the private house owner . then we stopped paying for a week or two , we advised the owner and he said its alright . then from no where LJ hooker agent shows us on our front door , rudely opens the door and saying we need to pay rent . as if . we didnt renew the contract with them . and also we haven’t been advised that the owner back with them . then we moved from the house because we didnt want LJ hooker anymore , and they ended up putting our name on tica . but thats not fair if we not longer with them and we havent renew the contract . whats the best options to get it off tica guys ? please help . We located in QLD

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    Hi Klaus,
    Wow, that sounds quite unfair and should be remedied. It seems like there has been some serious mis-communication happening. Now, I don’t have experience in this subject, but, since you are in Queensland, I would think your next port-of-call should be the RTA (Residential Tenancies Authority) to get advice and perhaps even some help from them. https://www.rta.qld.gov.au/Disputes

    Failing that, there seem to be a few different “tenant help agencies” that offer ideas – I can’t recommend any one over another, but here is one that looked like it could help:-
    https://qstars.org.au/tenancies/tenancy-databases/
    In the section titled “Quick tenancy database facts” it describes some paths to take to have this resolved. e.g. “Tenants can apply to the Tribunal to dispute a proposed listing or an existing database listing. The Tribunal can order an agent, lessor or tenancy database operator, to amend or remove a listing.”

    There should be a path that will provide you with satisfaction. Good luck with choosing the right path – but if one doesn’t work, try the next one.

    Benny

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    Thank you so much .appreciate it. Il try it.

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