Didn't expect this to be the first post I'd be making, in fact I'm a bit shocked at how things have unfolded lately for me.
Anyways, we came over last year and got a unit under an open term contract. The contract states that we should give 3 weeks notice prior to leaving. We gave a 10 days notice following 'an understanding' that we thought we had after we had let two opportunities down in December upon the landlord's request that it was festive time and he wouldn't get a tenant and that we could move out on a weeks' notice in January. Nothing done in black in white, all verbal.
He called me up to day and said that I was liable for 3 weeks as he's been unable to get a tenant that he 'usually' can find within a week, which if he had then he would've taken rent for the 3 extra days that we lived there to make up for the 10 day notice period and returned the rest.
The thing is that he does accept receiving our notice for which we don't have any written acknowledgement from him in the form of a signed copy or something but I just took a snap of it before giving it to him. He topped it off with some abuse as well, to which I replied very calmly as well and asked him why he was doing so despite having the strongest urge to tell him to STFU.
The guy always dealt in cash with me for both the bond & rent. I never got a bond receipt from the Govt after I was told by him that he needs to deposit it to a certain body.
Does anyone smell a fish? Can I complain? What do I do?
P.S. We're in a new home btw & have loved Oz since we've arrived.