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Old Mar 30th 2010, 10:42 pm
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Hi,

What's the best way to break the lease in NSW. During the inspection, I was told that it's not a problem at all to organise ADSL2+ broadband internet, they have a phone line connected, blah-blah-blah.... As it happens to be now, after 4 weeks there, I still don't have any internet and chances are snowball in hell - Telstra tells me they "ran off the adsl ports".

I'll talk to the landlord today, but if it doesn't go anywhere - what's the next step?

Thanks.
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Old Mar 31st 2010, 1:24 am
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The next step is most likely that you suck it up and take it. Unless it's specifically refered to in your lease documents, you have nothing to fall back on.

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Old Mar 31st 2010, 1:56 am
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Hi,

What's the best way to break the lease in NSW. During the inspection, I was told that it's not a problem at all to organise ADSL2+ broadband internet, they have a phone line connected, blah-blah-blah.... As it happens to be now, after 4 weeks there, I still don't have any internet and chances are snowball in hell - Telstra tells me they "ran off the adsl ports".

I'll talk to the landlord today, but if it doesn't go anywhere - what's the next step?

Thanks.
Connection of optional services such as Foxtel, Broadband, gas/electrics, telephone etc, are not the responsibility of the agents/lessor. Non-connection of ADSL most likely would not be a good reason to break a lease.
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Old Mar 31st 2010, 2:05 am
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have you tried speaking to other providers and seeing if they do naked adsl services, perhaps iinet, internode etc.
Or another option would be a wireless service, you see these advertised a lot these days, you get a usb modem to connect and they have good coverage here. Somewhere like the Allphones shops sell them or you can go straight to providers like 3g or I keep seeing vivid wireless being advertised recently.

As for breaking a lease it typically means you will have to pay rent until they find another tenant, they may also as you to pay a break lease fee and any advertising costs incurred, it should have been detailed in any rental agreement you signed. I have done it before, if its through an real estate agency its not a big problem as they deal with it all the time, it will just cost you
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