Let me give you the full story here. Thursday afternoon of last week husby receives an email from our Property Manager (as we are renting). "Painter will begin painting your unit on Monday - will take at least 4 days, must remove everything from cupboards and closets and move everything into centre of room, etc".
Yes you heard right, 3 days notice. He probably thinks he's doing us a favour, considering that by law he only needs to give us 24 hours notice. But hello, use your brain and look at what your asking here.
Despite the anger that I felt after reading that email (and still feel to this very moment), I knew there was nothing we could do about it. So I spent my Friday night and Saturday preparing our house to be painted. Spent $35 on pieces of plastic to put over our belongings. Moved 3 carfulls of belongings to my parents house - which is nearby - because this is where we had planned to stay. (most was things we just didn't feel comfortable leaving there with a stranger in our house). I work for my dad and he is my transport to work each day. Husby works in the opposite direction so needs to take the car to get to there. So the option that made the most sense was to just stay at my parents house for the week (or however long it jolly well takes).
So we then speak with the Property Manager about compensation. This is where it gets uglier. No relief for Rent will be given, and no money for accomodation. I have called the RTA (Rental rights people) and all they can suggest is to fill in a dispute resolution form. If we jump straight into doing that, it will cause huge problems with the already problematic Property Manager. He is a grumpy rude man and in the past has evicted tenants because they're annoying. Can you image the wrath after finding out we've lodged a dispute? Yeah.. so not looking forward to what is yet to come.
What are your thoughts? Am I over-reacting?