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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    I agree. I don't see why people don't get that. Just because the property is a 3 bedder doesn't mean the OP should rent to the family because 'it makes sense'
    I own a rental and I'd choose B straight up purely because of the arrears history of tenant A.
    I can't afford to cover my mortgage until the tenants can pay.
    Have you asked the applicant WHY they defaulted?
    My DF n I are perfect tenants... We do ALL maintenance ourselves and pay any contractors to do work that's needed... We NEVER ask the real estate for anything unless it's a MAJOR appliance that needs replacing.
    We rented from Harcourts n due to work circumstances HAD to break our lease... We paid ALL but 4wks rent which we were happy to take outta the bond coz we Were struggling to pay the $840pw Rent btwn two houses! When we left the house we got professional cleaners (who did a bond guarantee on their work...would go back n fix EVERYTHING a real estate wasn't happy with), professional gardeners in (coz we had dogs) professional pest control done...the works!
    We got defaulted by the real estate who claimed the lawn had been completely destroyed by the dogs (lie! They'd dug ONE hole n the gardener fixed it n returfed it for us...and we told them that...n the real estate let it die!) they didn't notify us that they weren't happy with the clean n sent their cleaners thru the house who claimed nothing'd been cleaned n charged us automatically $800 for the cleaning! They charged us $300 for a clothes horse (foldable one that was left in the garage wen we moved in that was COMPLETELY rusted n falling apart...and we'd asked the original real estate if we could throw it out which they said we could...learnt my lesson to always have everything in writing)
    They had FIVE open houses before they did the "sign off" stating they didn't need to do it until our lease was actually up...and because they didn't "bill" us for any of this until after we'd gotten the bond claim form stating the real estate wanted the bond n we had signed it... We got defaulted coz I refused to pay $2,500 worth of cleaning bills they issued to us the day after we signed the bond release form! Especially since I had receipts for every professional who went thru the house!
    The RTA said bcoz we'd signed that form we had no leg to stand on n got royally screwed!

    So it REALLY annoys me when ppl r judgmental about defaults! I have written references from other rentals...I've rented for 14yrs with not so much as a cent deducted from bond nor a breach issued! However I've got this nasty default sitting on my file for 7yrs!

    My long winded point here is DON'T judge until u know the full story of WHY they did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasssssy View Post
    Have you asked the applicant WHY they defaulted?
    My DF n I are perfect tenants... We do ALL maintenance ourselves and pay any contractors to do work that's needed... We NEVER ask the real estate for anything unless it's a MAJOR appliance that needs replacing.
    We rented from Harcourts n due to work circumstances HAD to break our lease... We paid ALL but 4wks rent which we were happy to take outta the bond coz we Were struggling to pay the $840pw Rent btwn two houses! When we left the house we got professional cleaners (who did a bond guarantee on their work...would go back n fix EVERYTHING a real estate wasn't happy with), professional gardeners in (coz we had dogs) professional pest control done...the works!
    We got defaulted by the real estate who claimed the lawn had been completely destroyed by the dogs (lie! They'd dug ONE hole n the gardener fixed it n returfed it for us...and we told them that...n the real estate let it die!) they didn't notify us that they weren't happy with the clean n sent their cleaners thru the house who claimed nothing'd been cleaned n charged us automatically $800 for the cleaning! They charged us $300 for a clothes horse (foldable one that was left in the garage wen we moved in that was COMPLETELY rusted n falling apart...and we'd asked the original real estate if we could throw it out which they said we could...learnt my lesson to always have everything in writing)
    They had FIVE open houses before they did the "sign off" stating they didn't need to do it until our lease was actually up...and because they didn't "bill" us for any of this until after we'd gotten the bond claim form stating the real estate wanted the bond n we had signed it... We got defaulted coz I refused to pay $2,500 worth of cleaning bills they issued to us the day after we signed the bond release form! Especially since I had receipts for every professional who went thru the house!
    The RTA said bcoz we'd signed that form we had no leg to stand on n got royally screwed!

    So it REALLY annoys me when ppl r judgmental about defaults! I have written references from other rentals...I've rented for 14yrs with not so much as a cent deducted from bond nor a breach issued! However I've got this nasty default sitting on my file for 7yrs!

    My long winded point here is DON'T judge until u know the full story of WHY they did!
    Your situation is totally different. It wasn't rent arrears and to be quite frank, I don't care WHY they (tenant A) were in arrears, I simply can't afford to be paying the mortgage if the tenants don't pay the rent.

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    Option B. This is purely a business decision and it comes down to who has the best history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    Your situation is totally different. It wasn't rent arrears and to be quite frank, I don't care WHY they (tenant A) were in arrears, I simply can't afford to be paying the mortgage if the tenants don't pay the rent.
    This is my thinking. As i said $300 per week is heaps for a house around here. The info said they "have been in arrears a couple of times but always made it up" . Nowto be in arrears you have to be at least three weeks behind in rent, two weeks that you are supposed to be ahead and then at least a week behind. So if they were in our house they would owe us at least $900. Which is lots to pay back, and probably wouldnt be paid in full, so it would be weeks before they pay all that back and then got 2wks ahead again. So in reality its not something i want to deal with. We can afford the mortgage as is (the house has been empty for over a year) so we dont 'need' the money, but it would help us get ahead on our loan. We have moved away really rural to pay it off easier and being a charity for people may mean we have to be here longer, which i dont want to do.

    So, after chatting to my mother (who lives in the small town) ive found out that Tenants A are waiting to hear when they can move in ( they obviously think they are getting it), if not they have a house not far from where our place is. Its the bosses house and if they dont get ours they will move there. So they will not be homeless, they obviously want the pretty house (dont blame them ).

    Our choice is Tenant B. DP has asked a few people who know him and they have all said he is really quiet and really clean (which is what the real estate told us) So im about to ring the RE and let them know

    Thank you to everyone for your insight.

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    I think B is the best, some need properties for different reasons and it is hard to get properties for our needs, we have a massive garage but missed out on a property to a larger family who do not use the 6 bay of garage just because we have two kids does not mean a four room house with 6 car spaces would not suit us. Lucky the owner of this house allows parking on grass most properties forbid it.

    IF 300 is high end then surely someone with their history would be suited to cheaper homes we pay 370 and thAT IS LOW-MID RANGE FOR THIS AREA our neighbours are millionare homes


 

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