I terminated my lease and moved out 4 weeks ago. However, the scumlord wants to take some money from the bond for "damages" (was detailed which damages) but all said damage is pre-existing.
However, the damage claimed is hard to see in the original move-in inspection photos (which were obviously low-quality) and the move-out inspections are now focused and high quality.
RTBA website says landlords have 2 weeks to file any bond claims: whats the chance they can still make a claim 4 weeks out? Bond has been lodged with RTBA (I have a receipt) but nothing has been lodged regarding it's refund.
Update: REA called up demanding we pay for damages again. When I said I wouldn't be paying she asked for an offer to bring back to the landlord. I told her my offer is $0. She got angry, told me she's going to sue me (might be paraphrasing here) in VCAT and promptly hung up on me. I promptly put my claim in with RTBA as soon as she hung up. 2 weeks is now up, no word on that VCAT thing she threatened with.